Selected to Serve: A Guide for Church Officers

by Earl S. Johnson Jr.. Geneva Press, 2000.

This is a handbook for Presbyterian church officers—elders, deacons, trustees, and pastors. Detailed enough to be used in training church officers, it also addresses questions concerning biblical authority, church tradition, conflict, discipline, and change. These questions are discussed with reference to basic Presbyterian Church documents '(The Book of Order, The Form of Government and Discipline, The Confessions)' and basic church principles of order, equality, accountability, and discipline. But thought-provoking study questions at the end of each chapter and textual explorations on the content of formal documents widen the discussion beyond the training of Presbyterian officials to make it of interest and importance to all churches.