Biblical Leadership

Below are the collected articles written while studying through Biblical Leadership.


Why a Plurality of Elders?

Elders’ Responsibilities

Elders’ Qualifications

  • Be Male
  • Aspire to the Office
  • Have Godly Character
  • Be Able to Teach
  • Shepherd His Family
  • Be a Mature Believer
  • Be Respected by Non-Christians
  • The Reward of Being an Elder

Deacons’ Responsibilities

  • Common, Historic, But Unbiblical Beliefs
  • Choosing the First Deacons
  • The Biblical Portrait
  • The Fruit of Biblical Polity

Deacon’s Qualifications

  • Be of Good Repute
  • Be Full of the Spirit & of Wisdom
  • Have Godly Character
  • Be Firm in the Faith
  • Be Tested & Blameless
  • Be a Family Shepherd
  • Deaconesses?
  • The Reward of Being a Deacon

Members’ Responsibilities

  • Doctrinal Fact-Checking
  • The Work of the Ministry
  • Collective Authority

Members’ Qualifications

  • Gather with Fellow Members
  • Be In Christ
  • The Reward of Being a Member

Further Resources

Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus by David Platt, Daniel Akin, and Tony Merida

Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons by Thabiti Anyabwile

The New Testament Deacon: Ministers of Mercy by Alexander Strauch

Church Elders: How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus by Jeramie Rinne

Elders in the Life of the Church: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership by Phil Newton

Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church by Gregg Allison