“A very useful resource for teaching…truth regarding elders in the local church. Sound, clear, and extremely important. Really useful.” —Reformation & Revival Journal
About the Author
Alexander Strauch used to be raised in New Jersey and converted to Christ at a Bible camp in New York State. He received his undergraduate degree from Colorado Christian University and went on to earn his Master’s in Divinity degree from Denver Seminary. For over thirty years he has served as an elder at Littleton Bible Chapel near Denver, Colorado. Additionally, he has taught philosophy and New Testament literature at Colorado Christian University. A gifted Bible teacher and popular speaker, Mr. Strauch has helped thousands of churches around the globe through his expository, writing ministry. He’s the creator of Biblical Eldership, The New Testament Deacon, Men and Women: Equal Yet Different, The Hospitality Commands, Agape Leadership, Leading with Love and Meetings That Work.
With over 200,000 copies sold, this comprehensive look at the role and serve as of elders brings all of the advantages of shared leadership into focus. Beginning with the four broad categories of eldership (leading, feeding, caring, and protecting), Biblical Eldership explores the essential work of elders, their qualifications (including why qualifications are necessary), their relationships with every other, and every of the biblical passages related to eldership. Written for those seeking a clear understanding of the mandate for biblical eldership, this full-length, expository book defines it appropriately, practically, and according to Scripture. “Mr. Strauch has made a fine contribution to the subject of eldership. I am confident that it is going to be helpful to many.” John MacArthur, Jr., Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA “At last, a thorough biblical study on the basis of church government and especially the function and ministry of elders! New churches will find it a valuable guideline to effective functioning and older churches will find it a trustworthy corrective.” Ray Stedman, former pastor and elder, Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, CA “An excellent text for the study of eldership by young and older men interested in the work of an elder. Strauch is a man of gift and experience, and I am grateful for his work.” S. Lewis Johnson, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary