Understanding Church Leadership
Who leads a church? Why is this important to God?
God cares about his glory, and he means to display his glory through the church. For this very end, God has established elders and deacons, members, and congregational authority. This primer on church structure connects the different offices of the church to one another and to the glory of God.
Jonathan Leeman (Ph.D., University of Wales), an elder at the Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, is the editorial director at 9Marks and is the author, most recently, of Don’t Fire Your Church Members: The Case for Congregationalism (B&H, 2015).
Mark Dever (Ph.D., Cambridge) is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and is the president of 9Marks. He has written multiple books on the church, including The Church: The Gospel Made Visible (B&H).