A study of the biblical principles of church government relating to the institutional life of the church, with emphasis on the Church Order of Dort (1619). Pastor Elshout is the translator of Ă Brakelâ€™s The Christianâ€™s Reasonable Service (4 vols.) the author of The Practical Theology of Wilhelmus Ă Brakel. From 1984-1989, he was also engaged as an evangelist and church planter in the greater Denver metropolitan area. Pastor Elshout brings to this course many years of experience in church life, as well as a keen interest in and passion for the faithful implementation of the principles of Reformed church polityâ€”principles rooted in Scripture itself.