This is not a light study with a few leadership principles to take home. This is for those who want to take a good look at biblical qualifications for leadership and are willing to shine the light of the Word on their lives and model them after the Apostle Paul.
Nine lessons are especially geared for elders, deacons, and those interested in church office, but contain biblical wisdom for all current and aspiring leaders.
Dr. George Scipione holds a doctorate in biblical counseling and has been involved with counseling for half a century. As the director of the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) in San Diego, he developed the program that IBCD uses to train pastors and laymen and has taught those classes on five continents. Scipione has forty-four years of pastoral experience in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. For the last decade, he has directed the Biblical Counseling Institute of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Eileen, have been married since 1972 and have five children and two grandchildren.
"Like a magnifying mirror that sheds light on and amplifies the pastoral epistles, this practical, thought provoking, self-evaluation workbook will challenge men (both candidates for eldership, as well as seasoned pastors) to be faithful shepherds over (and among) God's flock." -Lou Priolo, president, Competent to Counsel International
"We used this book in our Saturday morning men's meeting and were greatly blessed, enlightened, and challenged concerning the church and the Christian life." -Wayne Mack, Strengthening Ministries Training Center, South Africa