Richard Swartley (MDiv., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1959 B.A., John Hopkins University, 1956) is also the author of Marriage Preparation: How to Give Couples the Right Start and A Wolf in the Pulpit: The Setup for Moral Failure and the Abuse of Power; and coauthor with Alexander Strauch of The Mentor’s Guide to Biblical Eldership. Richard Swartley has over 34 years experience in church leadership as a self-supported elder.
His secular fields
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“Dick Swartley has spent a lifetime thinking about the issues of biblical church government, and has been at the forefront of establishing a biblically ordered church that has a worldwide outreach. He sets forth a positive, practical vision for effective church
“I have not read any other book on church leadership and governing that so fully integrates the biblical and wisely practical! It will be immensely helpful to those who will have to give an account to Jesus Christ for their leadership role in this Church.”
Ph.D., Professor of New Testament,
Talbot School of Theology
“While there are good books on the theology of
Peninsula Bible Church,
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“I have thoroughly enjoyed Eldership in Action. This is a very practical book which
I like the way that Dick Swartley has taken the broad theological concepts found in other works and presented ways to implement them in a workable model for local churches, both large and small. His practical insights into how to deal with the many issues that an individual or group of elders encounters in their continual struggle to lead a congregation should be very helpful.”
–Kenneth W. Murray
Director, Emmaus Ministry Resources
Emmaus Bible College