Elder and Deacon Training
At Church Leadership Center (CLC) we know the need for bringing new Elders and Deacons up to date with leadership matters, and getting the whole Consistory or Council team pulling together toward current and future ministry developments. Most of us who shape CLC, and teach as Facilitators of our courses, are or have been pastors in congregations like yours. We are committed to assisting congregations in raising up and training leaders for Jesus’ ministry.
One service we provide is that of leading Consistory or Council Retreats, and Congregational Leadership Team Visioning Retreats. Many pastors and congregations have found these very helpful in getting newly appointed elders, deacons and staff on board more quickly with the current leadership responsibilities, expectations, and in-process ministry developments. We do not come in as experts who tell others what to do; rather, we provide proven methods of getting all participants on the same page, clarifying expectations, reviewing the health of current ministry activities, and identifying key next steps in ministry development.
Our process (for which we provide full leadership, but work with pastors and key leaders to keep focus and ministry insights local) involves: