The Prodigal Church: A Gentle Manifesto against the Status Quo. Bob Deffinbaugh's review: I would recommend Jared C. Wilson’s excellent book, which focuses on the megachurch model (which was Wilson’s background), but it is applicable to all churches. Wilson’s own experience of God’s grace helps him to be a very gracious critic of church life.
Embracing Shared Ministry: Power and Status in the Early Church and Why It Matters Today, Reviewed by Alexander Strauch: I highly commend this book. Hellerman shows how the biblical view of power and status was completely at odds with the Greco-Roman world. He then applies this to the book of Philippians, to Christ’s model, and ultimately to Christian leadership and church life. This is a perfect companion to my book Biblical Eldership.
Eldership In Action, by Richard Swartley. A practical guideline to effective elders meetings, especially useful for larger churches with many elders.
Why Elders? A Biblical and Practical Guide for Church Members (Kregel Publisher, 2009).
40 Questions about Elders and Deacons (Kregel Publisher, 2008).
A brief discussion guide for small groups by Paul Santhouse Biblical Eldership Discussion Guide (Lewis and Roth Publishers)
An in depth exposition on the topic of Eldership. Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership (Lewis and Roth Publishers)