Guest Post: Zach Howard on The Call to Eldership

Posted: October 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

My friend and cohort brother Zach Howard has written an excellent article for Bethlehem College & Seminary on the issue of eldership. Zach recently attended a 9Marks Weekender and has offered his reflections in a prayer letter that you will find linked below.

There is nothing sexy about the call to eldership.

We all recognize the elders as the men who sit in those painstakingly long meetings making the hard decisions for the church.

But as I returned with five classmates from 40 hours of driving a 15-passenger van to Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s “Weekender” in Washington D.C., I was reminded afresh that elders are the men who share in the eternally significant privilege of shepherding the souls of a local congregation. This appropriately difficult work of eldering serves the correspondingly weighty responsibility of shepherding souls.

Read the whole thing here.

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