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With a Shepherd's Heart (Sittema)



Reclaiming the Pastoral Office of Elder


Pastors have the privilege and duty of reading scores of books on the subject of church leadership and management. Elders usually don’t have this luxury or time. For this reason alone John Sittema’s book ought to receive a wide distribution among Elders and those who desire to serve.


Often, an elder serves without significant training and is left to muddle through somehow. Now, let us hope that those who receive this august responsibility find in their hearts that God has called them to it. In meek humility, let them serve with Rev. Sittema as their companion and acher. Let them not trust their instincts or the opinions of those who have gone before them. teHowever good those sources may be, they are not to be compared with the Holy Bible and its insistence on giving them the first and final word for their calling.


Everywhere we turn churches are failing because of professional ministers and compliant elders who want their pastor to simply “do it.” A strong elder board will solve that problem. Gentlemen, get this book and a strong elder board will emerge.


  • Author: John R. Sittema
  • Pages: 271
  • Paperback
  • Published in 1996


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  • Paperback:  271 pages
  • Published:  1996
  • Author:  John R. Sittema
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