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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide, Part 2
Posted By Thabiti Anyabwile On January 7, 2013 @ 1:15 am In 9Marks,elders,pastor training,pastoral ministry | 1 Comment
9Marks  has just released its latest edition of the eJournal. This edition focuses on lay elders and raises some very helpful discussion on the relationship (sometimes delicate) between staff and lay elders. See here . You can find part 1 of this issue here .
Here’s an introductory note from Jonathan Leeman:
You don’t become a “band of brothers” just by showing up. You need to face battle together, as well as work through all the disagreements and sins that arise along the way. My friend Matt Schmucker often observes that more apologizing happens during our elder meeting bathroom breaks than at any other time he knows. It is a consecrated commode.
An elder’s first priority is the sheep, but shepherds who don’t know how to love one another compromise their ability to serve the sheep.
A good word there! Check out the table of contents:
The Bi-vocational Elder
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URLs in this post:
 9Marks: http://www.9marks.org/
 here: http://www.9marks.org/journal/lay-elders-user%E2%80%99s-guide%E2%80%94part-2
 here: http://www.9marks.org/journal/lay-elders-users-guide-part-1
 Building Unity and Friendship Among Elders: http://www.9marks.org/journal/building-unity-and-friendship-among-elders
 Bob Johnson: http://www.9marks.org/ejournal/by-author/bob-johnson
 When to Intrude, When to Defer: http://www.9marks.org/journal/when-intrude-when-defer
 Michael Lawrence: http://www.9marks.org/ejournal/by-author/michael-lawrence
 The Curse of the Rubber Stamp: http://www.9marks.org/journal/curse-rubber-stamp
 Greg Gilbert: http://www.9marks.org/ejournal/by-author/greg-gilbert
 Balancing Relationships Between Staff and Non-staff Elders: http://www.9marks.org/journal/balancing-relationships-between-staff-and-non-staff-elders
 Walter Price: http://www.9marks.org/ejournal/by-author/walter-price
 Elder Meeting Attitudes: http://www.9marks.org/journal/elder-meeting-attitudes
 Jonathan Leeman: http://www.9marks.org/ejournal/by-author/jonathan-leeman
 Family Size: Lessons for Large and Small Elder Boards: http://www.9marks.org/journal/family-size-lessons-large-and-small-elder-boards
 Eric Bancroft: http://www.9marks.org/ejournal/by-author/eric-bancroft
 The Contents and Purposes of the “Elder Packet”: http://www.9marks.org/journal/contents-and-purposes-%E2%80%9Celder-packet%E2%80%9D
 Matt Schmucker and Nick Roark: http://www.9marks.org/ejournal/by-author/matt-schmucker-and-nick-roark
 The Math Doesn’t Work: Why the Future of Church Planting is Bi-Vocational: http://www.9marks.org/journal/math-doesnt-work-why-future-church-planting-bi-vocational
 Jimmy Scroggins and Steve Wright: http://www.9marks.org/ejournal/by-author/jimmy-scroggins-and-steve-wright
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