In this series of studies we will be talking about the qualifications and functioning of elders as leaders and administrators. While elders are not required to have the spiritual gift of leadership or administrations, per se, they must be able to teach and provide overall management of the church. In other sections of the curriculum we will develop leadership aspect of being an elder in more detail. We will be looking here, very narrowly, at the primary functions of eldership in leading and managing the church, and how they relate to the spiritual gifts of leadership and administration.
For additional resources, see Leadership, by the Biblical Training Institute (Dr. Bill Mounce).