As we gear up for our upcoming 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)
- Elders Part 1 (2007)
- Elders Part 2 (2007)
- Lay Elders: A User's Guide Part 1
- Lay Elders: A User's Guide Part 2
9Marks Discussion/Interview (audio mp3) with Mark Dever and his Elders on the topic of Eldership at Capitol Hill Baptist Church.
John MacArthur Answering the Key Questions about Elders (Free booklet in html form)
This is a cross-post with SlavePJ.com.