I’m a Contributing Editor for a wonderful magazine called The Christian Standard. The Editors of this magazine have declared 2008, The Year of The Elder. During 2008, The Christian Standard will contain articles about eldership at least once every month–all written to answer one key question: What is the role of the elder in the 21st-century Western church?
We will look at the question from many different angles. We’ll tell stories. We’ll listen to scholars. We’ll hear reports from local churches.
We’re inviting every reader to participate.
• Go to our website and jot a “letter to the editor” to tell us how and why you agree or disagree with what you read in our pages.
• Submit your own idea for an essay or article. Some of our best articles (like the first two this week) come to us unsolicited. Click Here To Submit Article
• Tell others about this series. These articles will offer starting points for class sessions and informal discussions among elders and staff members in many local congregations.
But, there’s one more thing you can do. The Editors asked me to write an article answering the question: What is an Elder’s most important job?
As a part of the research for my article–and in cooperation with the Editors of The Christian Standard–I’ve produced a survey for Elders. I need to get as many Elders to take this survey as I can, so here’s where you can help.
If you are an Elder (or you know an Elder whom you can direct to my blog) I invite you to take this brief survey. I thank you in advance for your help in answering a question that is important both to Elders and the churches with which they serve.