What They’re Saying
In “How Does This Work?” James Travis gives a Biblical and historical survey that will be helpful for any pastor and leadership team. He capably makes the case for pastoral leadership that avoids the pitfalls of lone leadership. The “notes” portions after every chapter make this a perfect book for a pastor to work through with his leadership team.
Pastor, Bible Teacher, Author of the Enduring Word Commentary
James has hit the nail on the head in “How Does This Work?”’ with one fell swoop. You cannot be a leader without others following you. When you understand that you are now the leader, you realise rather quickly that you cannot do this alone. Scripture is clear, and James brings this out, that God did not intend for you to lead by yourself.
Oh, you carry the responsibility, but you cannot and should not go at it alone. Jesus is the Chief Shepherd for sure, but He calls leaders like you to shepherd the flock of God.
Pastor Zeke Flores
Calvary Chapel Phelan
This book is edifying and scholarly. Every pastor should have this tool in their tool box as they work hand in hand with church elders. The goal is to build a church that is good for the people and for glorifying God. “How Does This Work?” greatly aids this worthy task.
Pastor Jeff Gipe
CGN Executive Team
Author of “Contented”
Church leadership is a team sport, not a solo pursuit. Within that team there are different yet complementary roles. In this short and accessible book those who are looking for clarity on the role of pastors and elders will find it: how do these two honoured offices of local church leadership work together, simply, how does this work?
In addition to being personal this book is also practical. At the very least it will get you thinking and talking about the local church that you are currently called to serve in, and that has to be a good thing!