Five ways to encourage genuinely co-equal plurality among elders

Most nonconformist churches – particularly of the baptistic persuasion – believe in plural eldership. At least, we say we do. Often, our model may be

A tendency arising with such frequency I suspect a deeper problem

If you’ve been in the church for any length of time, you will know it is a group of sinful people trying to help one

EN article: Why only a few good men?

I have been asked to write a regular column for Evangelicals Now. The latest article (my original, unedited version) is below. In my church, there

How do we limit narcissistic leadership tendencies in the church?

Churches are places where it is very easy for one man to hold all the power. Even in churches with multiple elders, it is possible

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

Beware those who hold you to ransom

The billionaire founder of Phones4u, John Caudwell, hit the headlines for stating – in a magazine aimed at other super-rich people – that he would

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