Free Helpful and Faithful Resources on Elders (think Lay Pastor-Elders) in the Local Church

As we gear up for our upcoming TGC LA EQUIP Quarterly Meeting on 5/27/14 on Raising Up Lay Elders in Your Church I thought I’d post some free resources online that I’ve found helpful. I plan on publishing another blog post on some recommended book resources on the topic.

Some free online resources on thinking about elders (what I’d call pastor-elders to avoid biblical confusion) in the local church:

9Marks Journals on the topic (click the links to download the pdf, mobi, or epub versions or read it online)

  1. Elders Part 1 (2007)
  2. Elders Part 2 (2007)
  3. Lay Elders: A User’s Guide Part 1
  4. Lay Elders: A User’s Guide Part 2

9Marks Discussion/Interview with Mark Dever and his Elders on the topic of Eldership at Capitol Hill Baptist Church.

Mark Dever has writte on Elders in A Display of God’s Glory and By Whose Authority? Elders in Baptist Life.

John MacArthur Answering the Key Questions about Elders

D. A. Carson gave a lecture, “The Role of the Elder.” The transcript entitled, “Defining Elders” can be found here. The mp3 can be found here.

Desiring God has John Piper’s Biblical Eldership Seminar with all the notes and audio. They have also posted a video of Kevin DeYoung discussing Eldership.

This is a cross-post with TGC LA’s blog.

About pjtibayan

P. J. loves Jesus Christ and lives to share life and share Jesus together with Bethany Baptist Church of Bellflower primarily to Southeast Los Angeles County. P. J. has been pastoring since 2002 and earned a doctorate in biblical theology from Southern Seminary (D.Min.). He blogs regularly at
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