Shepherding God’s Flock
Biblical Leadership in the New Testament and Beyond
A biblical, historical, theological, and practical foundation for pastoral leadership.
Pastors have been entrusted with leading the people of God. The shepherds of God’s flock must protect them from and guide them through the many dangers believers face.
Pastors have been entrusted with leading the people of God. The shepherds of God’s flock must protect them from and guide them through the many dangers believers face. Although ultimately the Church is led by Christ, pastors are to provide godly examples of what it means to be a follower of the Lord.
Consequently, who leads the church, the type of authority they are given, how they relate to one another, to whom they are accountable, and how they are selected are of utmost importance to the life and health of God’s people.
- Did the Church Borrow Leadership Structures from the Old Testament or Synagogue? – James Hamilton
- Shepherds and Shepherding in the Gospels – Andreas Kostenberger
- The Pattern of Leadership in Acts and Paul’s Letters to Churches – Benjamin Merkle
- Overseeing and Serving the Church in the Pastoral and General Epistles – Thomas Schreiner
- The Development and Consolidation of the Papacy – Michael A. G. Haykin
- The Papacy from Leo I to Vatican II – Greg Allison
- The Rule of Elders: The Presbyterian Angle on Church Leadership – Nathan Finn
- A Cousin of Catholicism: The Anglican Understanding of Church Leadership – Jason Duesing
- Baptists and a Plurality of Elders – Shawn Wright
- Putting It All Together: A Theology of Church Leadership – Bruce Ware
- Leading the Church in Today’s World: What it Means Practically to Shepherd God’s Flock – Andrew Davis
About the Authors
Benjamin L. Merkle (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of New Testament Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the editor of the 40 Questions series and the author of 40 Questions about Elders and Deacons.
Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been faculty at the Southern Seminary since 1997. He has taught at Bethel Theological Seminary, as well as Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Schreiner, a Pauline scholar, is the author or editor of several books including, Romans, in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament; Interpreting the Pauline Epistles; The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law; The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance; Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives of Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace, co-edited with Bruce A. Ware; Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude.