The Role of the Elders & Council in Church Health
The Role of the Elders & Council in Church Health…
If there was a “command centre” of the church for direction and vision, besides the Senior Pastor or Lead Elder, it would be the Elders & Council.
No wonder this is the arena of much attack, conflict and ambiguity as observed in ministry amongst churches.
In this Leaders Learning-Lab (L3), we will cover:
- Biblical roles of the Elder-Council
- A model for Decision-Making
- Individual roles Elder-Council members can play to aid Church Health
Let’s build a good foundation for the Elders & Council that lends to clarity, clear decision-making and leadership succession!
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ…stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. (Philippians 1:27-29)
Date: 2nd Nov 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 7:45 – 10:00pm
Fees: $35 ($25 for Returning Learners i.e. previous attendees & Applicative Learners who register as a church / ministry in a breakout)
Registration will close when capacity of trained CLR facilitators limit have been reached.
For enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLR has 15 years of experience in helping churches build healthier & stronger SGs, especially in the Pre-During-Post Pandemic Times. It’s our hope for you to build up your SGs, be courageous to adjust your approach! Grow them from lessons learnt, and you will build up a SG-people that is Pandemic-proof and even Persecution-proof!
Leaders’ Learning-Lab (L3) is hosted by ChurchLife Resources’ Rev. Dr. Philip Huan & his team to sharpen your leadership aptitude as a pastoral / lay leader with a series of quarterly online learning sessions covering topics such as:
- Understanding Church Health Pillars, Platforms & Programs
- Sustaining Evangelism Momentum in Church
- Sharpening the Discipleship Framework of your Church
- Building Vibrant Small Groups, & others...
The 2-hour zoom sessions include video-learning, sharing of diagnostic frameworks, and breakouts labs to apply principles to your own church/ministry situation.
You can attend as a group of pastors / staff / elders / leaders to grow together for maximum benefit. Individual pastors may make this your continuing development journey.
Customize your learning-lab through 3 options:
i. Awareness, Understanding & Reflection (self-learning lab)
ii. Spar & listen with pastoral leaders in similar situations (peer-learning lab)*
iii. Application to your local church ministry scenario (application-learning lab)
*subject to sufficient participants of similar ministry-stage
Hear what our past participants have to say about L3
What’s Wrong with our Small Groups in this Post-Pandemic Season?
“It was intentionally made to be interactive (asking us to comment, ask questions, etc).
It started on time!
Nice cozy group, more intimate setting.
Breakout room segment was very useful, facilitator was great at asking and answering questions to ensure the time was made fruitful.”
Redefining Church in The New Normal
“The systematic breakdown of the 3 Ps and how they interact is a helpful tool for church leadership and members to discuss, comment and contribute inputs to the elements of church life to them.
For church leaders it is also a useful tool for evaluating and building the structures that support and lead the church.”
Building An Evangelistic Culture: Believers Who Share The Gospel Wherever They Go
“Ministry architecture is an interesting perspective. The approach is refreshing and useful. The facilitators are knowledgeable and helpful.”
Look out for upcoming topics and sessions for 2023!