3. Eldership and the Church

Series: Restoring Biblical Eldership
Presenter: Alexander Strauch

The speaker examines four ways that Biblical Eldership harmonizes and promotes the true nature, mission, and theology of the church. Part 3 of 9



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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What are the four ways that the structure of Biblical Eldership complements the nature and theology of the local church?
1) The church is a close-knit family of brothers and sisters. 2) It is a humble servant community. 3) It is under Christ’s headship. 4) Eldership promotes the protection and sanctification of the church’s spiritual leaders.
2. What are the two specific benefits of Biblical Eldership for the elders involved?
1) Protection from sins that particularly plague spiritual leaders through accountability; 2) Strong peer relationships that encourage sanctification and care for the elders themselves.

Discuss It

  1. The speaker mentions that the eldership should be a microcosm of how the rest of the church looks. Is this true of your church? Does your eldership mirror how you want your church to look?
  2. The speaker tells of a church where there is an empty chair at every elders meeting, reminding the elders of Christ’s presence and headship. What are some tangible ways you and your fellow elders can remind yourselves of Christ’s presence and headship in your meetings and your church?

Apply It

  1. The speaker talks about the difference between genuine accountability and fake accountability. In light of his comments, make a list of some men who could be accountability partners for you. If you don’t have someone to hold you accountable, ask one or more of the people on your list!