Today I interview Bob about his new book, Gospel Eldership: Equipping A New Generation of Servant Leaders (New Growth Press, 2016). Listen as we talk about his life, ministry, and upcoming writing projects. He also discusses biblical eldership and advise to elders looking for elders candidates within their congregation. Along these important topics he discusses how lay Christians can encourage their pastor and elders, the need for elders to continue to practice the spiritual disciplines, and advice for Bible college and seminary students looking to get into ministry. Lastly, we talk about how local churches should do to find qualified godly men.
About the Author:
Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021) and The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.