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Answer His Call

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College Press 2009

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In Answer His Call, the divine call of the elder to serve as a leader within the congregation is addressed. This volume

  • Addresses the nature of the call placed on an elder’s life as a leader within the congregation
  • Speaks of the spiritual conversion and transformation necessary in the life of an elder
  • Surveys the qualifications for eldership
  • Provides models for the elder selection process
  • Introduces you to the idea of elder governance—what role and function an eldership plays in the life of a congregation
  • Discusses the value and importance of having elders

In the Logos Bible Software edition, all Scripture passages are tagged to the original language texts or your preferred English translation. You can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say, making this volume ideal for discovering the elder’s roles.

Key Features

  • Addresses elders’ key roles
  • Illustrates the characteristics an elder must have
  • Emphasizes the importance of eldership


  • An Elder’s Calling
  • An Elder’s Conversion and Transformation
  • Biblical Qualities of an Elder
  • Effective Elder Selection
  • Elder Governance
  • Peer Evaluations

Praise for the Print Edition

James Estep, David Roadcup, and Gary Johnson have the theological credentials and practical experience to shed some light on how God intended his church to be shepherded. Jesus Christ is still the only hope of the world, the church is still his body on the earth, elders are still the pastors of his flock and the time in which we live demand the best we can give. So study and implement the principles set forth in this book so the church can be as the Lord intended it to be—a city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

—From the foreword by Bob Russell, retired pastor, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

Product Details

  • Title: Answer His Call
  • Authors: Jim Estep, David Roadcup, and Gary Johnson
  • Publisher: College Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 110

About the Authors

Jim Estep is a professor of Christian education at Lincoln Christian University Seminary in Lincoln, Illinois.

David Roadcup is the director of the Center for Church Advancement at Cincinnati Christian University.

Gary Johnson is the senior minister of Indian Creek Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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