OPC Ruling Elder Podcast

Ruling Elders and Conflict

February 15, 2024 a Podcast from the OPC Committee on Christian Education Season 2 Episode 2
OPC Ruling Elder Podcast
Ruling Elders and Conflict
Show Notes

Greg Reynolds talks to Stephen Tracey about how ruling elders respond to conflict in the church,  whether it is among members, among the session, or with the pastor.

More Resources
“A Training Program for Elders.” (Greg Reynolds & William Shishko) 10:3 (Jul. 2001): 55-58. Available here

The updated version of this training program titled Let Them Serve is available from Greg upon request. reynolds.1@opc.org

Books on Conflict resolution in the church recommended by Greg:
Marshall Shelley, Ministering to Problem People in Your Church: What to Do With Well-Intentioned Dragons. Bethany House Publishers. 1985, 2013.
Ken Sande, The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, Baker Books, 3rd edition, 2004.
Jay Adams, Handbook of Church Discipline: A Right and Privilege of Every Church Member, Zondervan, 1896.

Greg’s three (he gave 5) books he believes elders must read:
Samuel Miller, The Ruling Elder: The Warrant, Nature, and Duties of the Office in the Presbyterian Church.
David Dickson, The Elder and his Work.
Lawrence R. Eyres, The Elders of the Church.
Gerard Berghoef and Lester De Koster, The Elders Handbook - A Practical Guide for Church Leaders.
The Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.