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New Book from Horton, Godfrey, Riddlebarger, Venema, Hyde, et al

Called%20to%20Serve.jpgRev. Michael Brown (pastor of Christ United Reformed Church of Santee, and Mike Horton's pastor) has put together a fine collection of essays for deacons and elders.

Here's the description from the editor:

Called to Serve is a book designed to help train and equip elders and deacons for their task as officers in Christ's church. It is the work of twelve authors, including Michael Horton, W. Robert Godfrey, Kim Riddlebarger, Cornelis Venema, and Danny Hyde. There are chapters on the nature, duties, and spiritual life of elders and deacons, why elders must know, love, and defend sound doctrine, how elders should oversee the minister's administration of sacraments and maintain its purity, church discipline, family visitation, diaconal ministry, how an elders' meeting functions, etc. There is also an appendix that outlines a ten-week training course for elders and deacons that can be used as a training course for potential new officers or as a refresher course for those already serving in office. 

For more information about the book, Click here: pilgrim people-christ urc-reformed - the latest post

To order, Click here: Called to Serve: Essays for Elders and Deacons: Books: Michael Brown


Reader Comments (6)

This is awesome. I think I even asked you if there was a book like this available a month or two ago.
November 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRaymond McPherson
This sounds like an amazing resource. I am currently involved in a Presbyterian church plant in the Colorado Springs area and think this would be a most beneficial tool for our elders and deacons.
November 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermholst
Thanks for this Kim. Looks like a great tool for training. Ordered today...
November 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBenjamin P. Glaser
This book interests me, particularyly because I am thinkinking of becoming a chaplain in the military. I am a credo-baptist, but I think I will still benefit from the book. Also, does officer refer to both deacons and elders, and to them only? I've never heard the word "officer" used to refer to elders and deacons.

November 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
Rev. Hyde has posted chapter descriptions and contributor bios.

November 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRick B.
now this might really be an asset to the church!
Thanks for alerting us to this Kim, and thanks for your contribution as well.
December 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIvan

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