23 September 2010
The Elders and Leaders Series
Elders and Leaders Field Guide Vol. Two, Issue 24
WISDOM — How Can Elders and Leaders Make Wise Decisions?
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What people are saying about the Elders and Leaders FIELD GUIDE…
We are experiencing incredible results…
The result has been nothing short of God's visitation upon our group of men. For three weeks now, we have had 13-15 men coming together and working through the FIELD GUIDE and attempting to answer the questions related to resolving conflicts within the board, within the body, and dealing with divisive people. The harmony has been unnatural.
All of the men involved are encouraged and enthusiastic about making this a regular study. We have dealt with specific complaints and gone to Scriptures that relate to dealing with them. It has been amazing to see how, when Scripture speaks, and is heard, peace and unity prevails.
This study has been invaluable for our board. These men have given much good insight and help to us. My hope, and the hope of many, is that studying in community will become a permanent part of the elders and leaders learning process at our church.
I see the incredible results we are now experiencing, and realize that this is the first time in 21 years of my pastoring that I have had such blessing in learning in community with our elders and leaders.
A Bible Church in Texas
A perfect fit…
This CCBT material has been perfect for the purposes of our study. Our elders and deacons have been convicted by the lack of spiritual growth, accountability, and leadership in their lives.
They have been surprised by how far away we’ve strayed as a church from the biblical role, qualifications, and selection of elders and deacons. They are eager to make appropriate changes that will enhance growth and ministry opportunities.
We were pleased to see the elder and deacons affirm the need for change in our system and better education of our congregation regarding the roles of elders. But even more exciting has been seeing the spiritual growth and desire among our leaders in these last months since we have been “learning in community” using your material.
Reformed Church of America, Iowa
What people are saying about The Elder Retreat…
A turning point…
Last weekend was a turning point for us as a leadership team. A few of the elders have expressed excitement with the new direction and a sense of relief. This feels like the way it should be and should serve to ensure our effectiveness in the years ahead.
Mountain View, CA
A huge success, by any standards…
I want to take this opportunity to thank CCBT for facilitating our leaders' retreat…. It was a huge success, by any standards, and our men are still talking about it. At our first elders' meeting after the retreat, the men decided they wanted to begin immediately to work through the FIELD GUIDE, as a continuation of "learning in community." We have set one of our two monthly meetings aside for study, and kept the other for shepherding.
We realize we have far to go, but we were very encouraged by your comments to us on the maturity of our men. God clearly has gone before us to prepare the ground for our leaders' unity, and the materials of CCBT and the retreat have helped solidify both their relationships and resolve.
We would recommend this retreat setting to any church ready to take the next steps in church leadership. One of our men already asked if we can have you back next year!