Three ways we will cause our elders to groan

Hebrews 13:17 says this: Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to

Not that plural

Most Nonconformist churches assent to the idea of a plurality of elders leading the local church. But I have found many who perceive of plurality

Prove your worth by leading as though you aren’t needed

I’ve never particularly needed to feel valued or validated by compliments. To be honest, I don’t really know what to do with compliments. I was

A polity to avoid like the plague

I have been writing a lot about ecclesiology and polity lately. I didn’t intend to but one post became another and so it goes on.

“I don’t care what people think of me!” Well, you should

It’s a statement I hear from time to time: I don’t care what people think of me! Some people seem to think it is some

Who could be our elders?

One of the perennial problems facing churches is the question of who will lead them. There are basic questions, such as what is required to

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