These one day events are aimed at equipping elders, ministry teams and volunteers in a local church or group of churches in an area. The content of the training will be shaped by the outcomes from the Senior Leaders and Ministry Leaders Forums. In 2019, we will be running a Training Day specifically designed for Eldership & Governance teams. This will be offered at three separate times during the year and spread geographically.
Eldership & Governance
In this training day we will allow space for groups of Elders to be strengthened for their leadership, growing together and inspired through teaching and networking with other like-minded leaders. The training day will run from 9-3pm and include morning tea. BYO lunch.
Topics for 2020 are:
- The Role of Shepherding
- a devotion on leadership followed by a time of prayer. Then we will focus on the tasks of an elder, importance of identified responsibilities for everyone involved. What do we delegate? And how well are we doing that?
- The Appointment Process and Procedures
- this session will look at the appointment of new elders, the length of tenure, sabbatical policy and review. This session will conclude with a small group discussion within church eldership groups.
- Developing Existing and Future Shepherds - in this session, there will be a presentation and small group discussions on how do we identify and develop potential leaders to step up into the leadership of the church in the future? What are the core competencies that you need in your elder board? And, how do we provide more specific eldership training? What material do we use?
- Supporting the Pastor
-The pastor needs both accountability and support. How do we make sure we provide both? What does that look like? How do we make sure that both the elders and the pastor stick to decisions agreed on in meetings.