Christ appoints leaders in his church—not as a burden, but as a gift to his people. Ed Stetzer sits down with pastor and seminary professor David Mathis to talk about the nature, calling, and work of local church leadership. They'll discuss how the elder qualifications in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 serve not only as prerequisites but as daily necessities to carry out joyfully.
David Mathis is senior teacher and executive editor at desiringGod.org, a pastor at Cities Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota, adjunct professor for Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, and author of Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines and Rich Wounds: The Countless Treasures of the Life, Death and Triumph of Jesus and Workers for Your Joy: The Call of Christ on Christians Leaders.
Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is Dean of the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates; and he has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine, and regularly writes for news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. He serves at his local church, Highpoint Church, as a teaching pastor. Ed and his wife Donna have been married for more than 35 years and are the parents of three daughters.
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