In our just in time culture, just in time learning has come to work of elders. Very few churches have a program of preparation in which people are enrolled prior to their call to be an elder. Which means most elders start the work of eldership feeling unprepared for the challenge of the work. Learning needs to happen on many fronts. Just by reading this, you are seeking information and encouragement for the challenges you face.
Each elder performs many roles. Each role has its own set of requirements and limitations. While the roles inter-relate, some elders will lean more in one direction than another. This is good. I think Christ, the head of the church, desired that we share leadership. We don’t need to do all the work all the time all by our self. We share the work, pool our gifts, carry each other’s burdens, and listen together to the voice of God.
I trust that this web page will help us in our timely learning.