This book is a manual for raising up and equipping elders or shepherds. It provides resources for identifying emerging leaders, for training elders and their wives, and for beginning an elder development program in a congregation. A vital resource for a neglected area of church life.
“In the leadership literature the question is asked, ‘Are people born leaders or do we train them to become leaders?’ I suggest a third option. Leaders emerge. When we begin to offer training and development ministries leaders emerge.”
—from the Preface
Ron Clark holds M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Harding University Graduate School of Religion, Memphis, Tennessee. He serves as an adjunct instructor for George Fox Evangelical Seminary and Cascade College. He is a leader of a church of Christ in Oregon.