Indefinite or limited terms for elders

Do you have ‘life’ or ‘term’ elders? So ran a question I received yesterday. It’s one of those questions that does the rounds mainly because

Why do we find it so hard to find suitable elders?

Given how quickly folks were made elders in the New Testament, why do we so often struggle to appoint them in our own churches? I

EN article: Qualified for the role?

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

The Lord hedges you in

I have always believed that the Lord knows exactly what it takes to get the people he wants to the places he wants them. He

Pastoral appointments: rethinking our process

The BBC political panel show, Question Time, is now seeking a new host. After 25 years in the role, David Dimbleby is stepping down. Of