WHY ELDER TRAINING?
Ekklesia Elder Training exists for those who have sensed the call of God to pastoral ministry, as well as for those who have been identified by current elders as having possible elder qualities. The chief aim of this training is to equip men for the work of shepherding God’s people like Jesus, through Jesus, and for Jesus. We elders are, through Scripture, commanded to train up soldiers for the work of pastoral ministry. Soldiers who are willing to die to themselves to see their families loved, cities served, the saved discipled, and the lost reached all to the glory of God!
“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:1-3).
WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE?
Ekklesia Elder Training’s first practical purpose is to help confirm or deny a call by the Holy Spirit to pastoral ministry. It’s second practical purpose is to teach and train men in
2) leadership (in the home, culture, and church),
7) pastoral care,
8) mercy ministry, and
HOW WILL WE DO IT?
One of our main goals is to be as practical and hands-on as possible. Look forward to getting your hands dirty and growing together as men into the image of Jesus. Take note: This will not be your average Bible study or small group setting. This is training for war. We believe this will be intensely challenging and, by God’s grace, extremely edifying for all involved.