Read: VanDellen & Monsma, Church Order, articles 78-89. John Owen, Brief Instruction in the Worship of God, questions 41-53. Schaff & Hertzog, art. Church Discipline. (scroll about half-way down the page for the article) Family Visitation
Please listen to these lectures by Dr. Beeke: Lecture #1 Lecture #2 Lecture #3 Lecture #4 Consider also this chapter from Jeremiah Burroughs, Directions to Pastors.
The assignment for this section of the class depends on your church affiliation. Any elder who serves in a Reformed church which abides by the Three Forms of Unity should read VanDellen & Monsma.
A PLEASANT SERIOUSNESS “Be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.”—Prov. xxiii. 17. The fear of the Lord—it is a grand and significant Old Testament word. It depicts a state of mind and heart which might well be more manifest to-day, and which I must seek to cherish and foster within… Continue reading January 3