In our third and final lesson about the eldership, we discuss where the rubber meets the road. The work shepherds do is fundamental to the success of the local church. This lesson follows the Bible names given to elders and how they can be narrowed into three main areas of work.
It's a monumental task to cover the two lists of qualifications for shepherds found in 1 Tim. 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. However, in this lesson, we break down those 34 qualities into five discernible groups. This is how God describes the kind of men he wants to shepherd and oversee his people in the church.
The most important work in the church is the work of a shepherd. God designed the church with the built-in benefit of men leading and protecting the body of Christ. This lesson reminds us how important that work is and how good, spiritual men need to aspire for this office.