Date: August 15, 1999

Series: Rediscovering Church: Godís design for a new community

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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Good Shepherds:
Elders and the Task of Leadership


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“To the elders among you, I appeal ... Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers — not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.” 1 Peter 5:1-3

A Brief History of Eldership
Acts 14:21-23


Peter & Paul challenge the Elders
1 Peter 5:1-4, Acts 20:17-38


Qualifications for Elders
1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 5:17-20, Hebrews 13:7, James 5:14


A good leader is...



LIFE RESPONSES
1. Would you consider praying for the elders on a regular basis?
2. Does your heart attitude towards leaders mirror Hebrews 13:17, or do you tend to distrust leaders and question their motives?
3. Will you take the responsibility to personally talk to an elder if you have input, either a question or a suggestion?

The series title “Rediscovering Church” is taken from the Zondervan book by Bill Hybels. We highly recommend it!



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