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HCR003: Elders Protect the Flock

In this episode, Tony Rose and I talk about the need for elders to serve the flock of God by protecting them…from false doctrine, from unresolved conflict, and from drifting away from the truth or from the fellowship. I tell the story of a strange visit, a false prophecy, and how the elders dealt with it so that the church would be protected.

  • I mention NANC as a resource for biblical counseling. Go to for more information.
  • Tony mentions CCEF as a resource for biblical training in counseling. Go to for more.
  • A great resource for child training is Shepherding a Child’s Heart, by Tedd Tripp. (available in Christian bookstores and through online sellers)

Tony Rose - headshot

Tony Rose has been married to Audrey for twenty-one years and has two daughters, ages 16 and 9. He grew up going to a Methodist Church but now attends a Baptist church in Mebane, NC, where he has been a member since 2006. Tony plays the piano at church, teaches a teen Sunday School class, and is in training to serve as an elder. He has worked in the IT industry for 23 years, at a private higher educational institution for the last 15. Tony has gone through NANC counseling training and done extensive personal study in apologetics. He was elected to the local school board 2 years ago and is currently serving as chairman. Finally, Tony likes to run with his dog, but the dog just has to walk to keep up.