As more and more churches adopt an elder-led organizational structure, the new book Eldership and the Mission of God (IVP) will be a useful resource. Authors J.R. Briggs and Bob Hyatt offer a portrait of elders as mission-driven leaders within the church. They provide answers to a variety of questions, such as: What do elders do? Who appoints them? What are their qualifications? How should they make decisions? How does effective team leadership look?