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  • Emphasize A Biblically-Functioning Eldership Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jan 31, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 8,069 views

    The importance and function of the eldership in the church. Includes ordination service of a newly-elected elder at the end of the message.

    SERIES: ‘THE CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH IN 2005” TEXT: 1 TIMOTHY 3:1-7; TITUS 1:6-9; 1 PETER 5:1-3; ACTS 20:28-31 TITLE: “EMPHASIZE A BIBLICALLY-FUNCTIONING ELDERSHIP” INTRODUCTION: A. Two police officers respond to a call from the dispatcher concerning a bad traffic accident. ...read more

  • Biblical Eldership: The Government Of God

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Mar 4, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,297 views

    A properly functioning eldership provides plurality in leadership, unity of purpose and a system of checks & balances. Biblical eldership is kingdom government & ultimately it’s about understanding & becoming the person God wants each of us to be.

    Biblical Eldership: The Government of God Intro.: It’s not always easy to be objective about the structure and government of the New Testament Church. We are influenced by the teaching we’ve had. So it’s often difficult to approach the subject with an open mind. But, we need to seriously examine ...read more

  • Eldership Installation: Where Quality Matters

    Contributed by Chad Martens on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 100 ratings
     | 10,914 views

    Sermon on elder installation. Covers the requirements to be an elder, some of the duties of an elder, and the congregations responsibility TO the elders.

    Eldership: Where Quality Matters Elder Installation 1 Timothy 3:2-7 A sermon by: Chad Martens, Senior Minister Town and Country Christian Church Cameron, MO INTRODUCTION: Today we have the privilege to be able to set aside 2 of our men and ordain them as elders of Christ’s Church. In ...read more

  • Desiring A Noble Task Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Aug 10, 2013
     | 1,941 views

    Those who seek eldership, provided they are motivated by divine call, desire a noble task.

    “The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” [1] Few things give me greater pleasure than seeing God raise up heralds of holiness. I taught preacher boys in Texas for a brief period. Throughout the years of my service before the ...read more

  • Leadership That Matters Series

    Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Nov 21, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,668 views

    Talk 2 in a series from Titus. The importance and characteristics of church elders.

    Mark McCrindle is social researcher from the University of NSW who is interested in the changing face of our country. Recently he sampled 5,000 people for their views on leadership (report 16 September 2010). Who is the leader you most admire in history? Winston Churchill was on top with 8.2% of ...read more

  • Ensuring A Future For The Faith Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Sep 20, 2015
     | 1,597 views

    Examining the responsibility to seek out and prepare faithful men who will advance the Faith in days to come.

    “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” [1] Apostolic succession ...read more

  • Appointing Elders In Every Town Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Aug 24, 2013
     | 2,100 views

    God's design appears to be a plurality of elders to oversee the labours of a congregation.

    “This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an ...read more

  • Appointing Elders Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Aug 15, 2013
     | 2,252 views

    What is entailed in appointing elders? What rights and authority is conferred in the appointment process?

    “When they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” [1] The New Testament model for a church of the Lord Jesus differs significantly from what has been commonly accepted among the churches of ...read more

  • When The Elder Sins Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on May 16, 2014
     | 2,124 views

    Elders are to be honoured for their labour. However, elders are to be held accountable before the congregation to discharge their appointment in a faithful manner.

    “Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear. In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these ...read more

  • Do You Qualify For Ministry?

    Contributed by Cameron Conway on Nov 27, 2018
     | 366 views

    What are the qualifications in our day for pastors, deacons, elders and leaders in general and how do they compare to the qualifications set out in the New Testament?

  • Elders On The Run Series

    Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Nov 21, 2010
     | 1,932 views

    Talk 3 in series. Strong leaders are needed to deal with false teaching.

    ‘I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod’, says the most popular of all leaders. During World War II, Winston Churchill was forced to make a painful choice. The British secret service had broken the Nazi code and informed Churchill ...read more

  • Take Your Time Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jun 7, 2014
     | 2,083 views

    To avoid appointing unqualified people to the eldership, the elders must take time to know these candidates.

    “Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. (No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.) The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the ...read more

  • Women Preachers And The Word Of God Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jul 26, 2013
     | 4,003 views

    Women and men are spiritually equal before the Lord; however, women are debarred from occupying the role of elder within the congregation of the Lord.

  • Pray For These Guys

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 30, 2012
     | 1,458 views

    A sermon on the elders responsibilities to their congregation (Much material taken from BIBLICAL ELDERSHIP by Alexander Strauch, Chapter 7 The Acts of the Apostles)

    HoHum: Lynn Anderson- Several years ago, Carolyn and I rode a tour bus through Israel's countryside, spellbound by Ahim, our unusually gifted tour guide. Ahim, who likes to laugh at himself, told how one of his tours fizzled. Ahim said he was reeling off his spiel about shepherds, who don't drive ...read more

  • Pray For These Guys

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 30, 2012
     | 1,706 views

    A sermon on the congregation's responsibilities to their elders (Much material taken from BIBLICAL ELDERSHIP by Alexander Strauch, Chapter 9 Paul's Instruction to Timothy)

    HoHum: Lao Tzu said this of a leader: A leader is best when people barely know that he exists. He is not so good when people obey and acclaim him. He is worse when they despise him. Do something that will make them uncomfortable but elders stand and recognize them. WBTU: Except for ...read more