Biblical Eldership Study Guide
Study Guide to Strauch’s Biblical Eldership. When used in connection with the main text, this volume provides twelve (12) comprehensive lessons regarding biblical eldership principles. It is designed for use by the prospective new elder, under the direction of an elder who mentors him, or it can be used in group study. As an elder myself, I can say that this text has been useful in re-examining ourselves and our own role as church leaders and how we are going about it.
The most comprehensive current study in print of the role and function of elders in the New Testament church. Convincingly emphasizes the blessings and advantages of shared leadership and explains in detail the leading, feeding, caring and protecting labors of elders in ways that will instruct both those in training for, seeking the office, or who have been serving at 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, and 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 received his undergraduate degree from Colorado Christian University and 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.