Elders are a great asset to a church. In the 1970s and 80s the churches rediscovered the Bible’s teaching on elders and plurality in church leadership. But while generally elders have been a blessing, sometimes they have made things worse for pastors and congregations. There are pitfalls to be avoided and principles to be applied. In this Study Day, three experienced men will help us to bring the issues into the open and rethink positively.
10.30am – 11.30am Session 1: Identifying and training elders – Phil Raine
11.30am – 12.00pm Coffee
12.00pm – 1.00pm Session 2: Why elderships fail – Steve Bowers
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 3.30pm Session 3: Eldership: a friendly view from the boundary – Mike Plant