An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership
The most comprehensive current study in print of the role and function of elders in the New Testament church. Strauch convincingly emphasizes the blessings and advantages of shared pastoral leadership. He further explains in detail the leading, feeding, caring and protecting labors of elders. For three decades now, this has been a valuable guide to instruct those in training for eldership and also men who have been serving in it for many years.
Covers qualifications, relationships with each other, and most importantly, provides a thorough study of each relevant Biblical passage.
“This is the best book on church leadership that I’ve ever read! In fact, we ended up ordering three dozen books for our church. Reading this book led us to change our church constitution in 1997. If you are open-minded to exploring the model of church leadership exemplified in the New Testament, you need to read this book. Strauch also has a companion book about Deacons, which is good, but this eldership book is truly his key and foundational work for understanding church leadership.”
About the Author
Alexander Strauch was raised in New Jersey and converted to Christ at a Bible camp in New York State. He received his undergraduate degree from Colorado Christian University. He then went on to earn his Master’s in Divinity degree from Denver Seminary.
For over forty years he has served as an elder at Littleton Bible Chapel near Denver, Colorado. He has taught philosophy and New Testament literature at Colorado Christian University and is a keynote speaker each year at Emmaus Bible College’s Iron Sharpens Iron conference. A gifted Bible teacher and speaker, Mr. Strauch has taught in more than 25 countries and has helped thousands of churches worldwide through his expository writing ministry.
With more than 200,000 copies in print, Alexander is best known as the author of Biblical Eldership, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Mr. Strauch and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Littleton, Colorado, near their four adult daughters and eight grandchildren.