This year, my church is starting an elder training ministry. The idea is very basic: We must always be recognizing and developing men to lead God's church.
We will start meeting regularly with men who have expressed a desire and evidence fruit of leading in the church.
Our plan is simple: meet to talk about, pray about, and pursue godliness together. To guide our discussions, we have chosen 4 books to read together over the next 5 months:
1. The Cross and Christian Ministry by DA Carson
2. The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper
3. Humility by CJ Mahaney
4. The Trellis and the Vine by Marshall and Payne
We will also be discussing various articles and sermons together, evaluating each other's lives, and challenging one another to lead our families well. Pray for us.