Bro. James Whitmire held a 3 day seminar at our congregation for our present elders/deacons and for our men that will be considered for leadership roles in the future. His classes were right on target and created discussion and questions from the men. As elders/deacons the seminar helped us focus on our responsibilities as leaders in our congregation. The seminar also helped our present deacons to see the need for their continued spiritual growth as future elders. Several weeks after the seminar we put 5 men before the congregation to serve in the office of deacon. Each of these men had participated in the seminar. As a group they were very willing and positive about their future roles in the church. I believe Bro. Whitmire's classes helped instill in them the correct spiritual focus. I would recommend Bro. Jim's seminar to any congregation that may need a boost to help focus leadership or to train future leaders for the work of the Lord's church.
--Ron Estes, elder West End church of Christ St. Charles, MO
Here is a book you should purchase right now for each of your elders and for each man among you who desires to be an elder in the Lord's church. It is biblical, thorough, and totally practical. This book is bulging with concepts and practices which will make any eldership stronger as they lead theLord's church. I'm so happy Jim is publishing this now. The need for wise and godly elders is so great in our generation. Our congregations cannot rise above their leaders, and leaders must be groomed for service. This book will go a long way in that important preparation. Any person who loves the church of our Lord will have a hard time putting this down.
--Glenn Colley elder and pulpit minister, West Huntsville Church of Christ, Huntsville, Ala.
Not just for Elders
...The items in the back of the book are worth their weight in gold.
Great book for Elders! Practical!!!!
This book is a tremendously practical book on the responsibilities and functions of elders (Shepherds, Pastors, Bishops) in the Lord's Church--the church of Christ. There is a shortage of qualified elders who are fully accomplishing their work in congregations. This book, if used, will go a long way to fixing that problem. What's the best thing about this book? The EXHIBITS!!! Practical organization helps, bible class information, letters, outlines, and so much more that will give any eldership ideas on how to improve their work and help their congregation grow!
--Aaron Cozart - Minister. Gospel Broadcasting Network