Congregational Leadership 101, by James L. Whitmire, is a tremendously practical book on the responsibilities and functions of elders (Shepherds, Pastors, Bishops) in the Lord's Church--the church of Christ. There is a shortage of qualified elders who are fully accomplishing their work in congregations. This book, if used, will go a long way to fixing that problem. What's the best thing about this book? The EXHIBITS!!! Practical organization helps, bible class information, letters, outlines, and so much more that will give any eldership ideas on how to improve their work and help their congregation grow!
ÛÏHere is a book you should purchase right now for each of your elders and for each man among you who desires to be an elder in the LordÛªs church. It is biblical, thorough, and totally practical. This book is bulging with concepts and practices which will make any eldership stronger as they lead the LordÛªs church. IÛªm so happy Jim is publishing this now. The need for wise and godly elders is so great in our generation. Our congregations cannot rise above their leaders, and leaders must be groomed for service. This book will go a long way in that important preparation. Any person who loves the church of our Lord will have a hard time putting this down.Û
--Glenn Colley, elder and pulpit minister, West Huntsville Church of Christ, Huntsville, Ala.