Who is in charge? What are the elders responsible for? How can we build trust between the pastor and elders? How can we hold one another accountable?
If these questions sound familiar, it's because every church struggles at times with knowing how to foster a healthy relationship between pastors and elders. The relationship between leaders in the congregation is an important factor in the well-being of the church.
A twenty-one year veteran of the pastoral office , author Timothy Mech defines the roles and responsibilities of each position, outlines where authority should lie, and provides recommendations of how to build trust and accountability within the congregation.
This training manual includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter, along with helpful resources, such as sample meeting agendas, reports, templates for congregations letters, and much more.
Together with the companion DVD, Pastors and Elders provides Lutheran congregation with strategies for leaders to work effectively as a team for the sake of the Lord and his church.