This booklet functions as an overview of the biblical data on elders. In it, John MacArthur seeks to answer several pertinent questions about biblical eldership:
- What is the proper understanding of the term elder?
- What is the role of an elder?
- What are the qualifications of an elder?
- What is the elder's relation to the congregation?
This study serves well as an introduction to those unfamiliar with the biblical concept of elders, and as a reminder to those who understand the elder's role and function.