Take advantage of this excellent resource for training new and experienced elders and deacons. Sixteen chapters cover topics such as the qualifications of elders and deacons, their duties and tasks, the history of the Reformed churches, infant baptism, the Lord's Supper, worship, rules for meetings, church discipline, family visitation, and the ministry of mercy. A plan and study guide incorporate readings from Scripture and the confessions. Includes recommendations for building a basic elder's library.
Contributing authors: John A. Bouwers, Michael G. Brown, W. Robert Godfrey, Michael S. Horton, Daniel R. Hyde, Nelson Kloosterman, Randal S. Lankheet, Bradd L. Nymeyer, Ralph Pontier, Kim Riddlebarger, Derrick J. Vander Meulen, Cornelis P. Venema.
Michael G. Brown, editor
Paperback, 280 pages
We are using "Called to Serve" as our basis for office bearer training during our monthly Council meeting, one chapter per month. I have used this resource in this way in all the churches that I have served ever since it first came out. The men find it easy to read, and yet very instructive for the tasks set before them as Elders and Deacons in God's Church. I would highly recommend it.