Egoless Elders

How to Cultivate Church Leaders to Handle Church Conflicts

by Michael Cannon Loehrer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/23/2012

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781449741327
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781449741310
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781449741303

About the Book

Egoless Elders is specifically designed to cultivate church leaders to handle church conflicts. If church leaders will humble themselves and exalt Jesus, they will more closely and consistently walk and talk with God. As leaders humbly commune with God, they will generate graciousness in the church and exemplify sacrificial service. These things will reduce conflict and cultivate peace among God's people. Measures of accountability are included to help leaders sustain this ministry focus.

“Egoless Elders captures both the character God desires for His servants as well as the journey He requires for their spiritual maturity, vividly painting a picture in a most understandable manner to a culture addicted to self, even within the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
—Robert Doleshal, senior pastor of Desert View Baptist Church, Gilbert, Arizona

How to Cultivate Church Leaders to Handle Church Conflicts
If those involved in church conflict read Egoless Elders, they will
•realize why church leadership becomes dysfunctional;
• learn how to sustain fellowship with God and team members;
• actively participate in restoring functional harmony to the church;
• pray effectively in faith for problems in the church.

Because Egoless Elders will
• differentiate between natural and spiritual styles of leadership and
distinguish legalistic techniques from gracious treatment;
• outline simple steps for self-examination and peer accountability so
leaders can get together and get along;
• generate specific situations so leaders can examine themselves before the
Lord and evaluate their effectiveness while working with one another;
• help leaders participate in peaceful, joyful meetings that restore hope
through effective and fervent prayer.

About the Author

Michael Cannon Loehrer has served in pastoral ministry for nearly 40 years. He and his wife, Paula, have been married for 45 years. They have 10 children and 10 grandchildren. Michael received an AA in History from Santa Barbara City College, a BA in History from Fresno State, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary in Historical Theology, as well as an EdD and a PhD from Biola University, with an emphasis on Character Education. Dr. Loehrer currently serves as Associate Pastor at Bear Valley Church, Tehachapi, CA.