This useful guide for church leaders covers all aspects of officer training: call, duties, ethics, the Presbyterian Constitution, and much more. Congregations will find this resource indispensable for the recruitment and training of effective church leaders. Earl S. Johnson, Jr. has revised this best-selling book to include the new standards from the new Form of Government in the Book of Order, which took effect July 2011.
Earl S. Johnson, Jr. is Pastor Emeritus of First Presbyterian Church in Johnstown, New York, and an adjunct professor of religious studies at Siena College. He has written several books, including The Presbyterian Deacon, The Presbyterian Trustee, and Witness without Parallel: Eight Biblical Texts That Make Us Presbyterian, all published by Westminster John Knox Press.