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The Elder and His Work

Dickson, David

Brief, practical and application oriented, this trustworthy resource on the gravity and joy of an elder’s calling probes both how and why to be an elder. An updated edition of a classic work on church oversight, it highlights the elder’s spiritual calling and offers practical day-to-day means of fulfilling the role of church officer.

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The Elder and His Work is a classic that conveys the gravity and importance of the elder's calling. Nineteenth-century author David Dickson provided this brief, complete manual describing the qualifications and duties of elders.

According to Dickson, an elder is a shepherd of Christ's flock and a student of God's Word - a man growing in the gracious disciplines of the Christian life.

This edition has Scripture references, updated spelling and usage, explanatory notes, and study questions for personal reflection and group discussion.

132 Pages
Published July 2004

About the Author

David Dickson was an ordained elder in 19th-century Scotland. At age 30 he was ordained as an elder in the Free New North Church, and he served as clerk of session for 33 years. His practical experiences as an elder led him to publish The Elder and His Work.

About the Editors

George Kennedy McFarland (PhD, Bryn Mawr College) has been an elder for more than 25 years at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. He is dean of the faculty and history teacher at Delaware County Christian School.

Philip Graham Ryken Philip Graham Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford) is President of Wheaton College and, prior to that, served as senior minister at Philadelphia's historic Tenth Presbyterian Church. He has written or edited over 30 books and has lectured and taught at universities and seminaries worldwide. Dr. Ryken and his wife, Lisa, live in Wheaton and have five children.

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