NextLevel Online: Healthy Elders & Deacons

by Jim Dalrymple

In this series, Jim Dalrymple (New Testament faculty at Ozark Christian College) will unpack various texts from 1 Timothy and Titus in effort to encourage and train church leaders. This series is designed as a training resource for church leaders.

Healthy Elders & Deacons



Lessons

Session 1
Session 1

Defining Terms

What are some current concerns you have about how elders and deacons function in your church? What aspects are healthy?

Session 2
Session 2

Character Qualities of Elders

Christian leaders lead first in their character. The Bible focuses more upon their character than it does their specific tasks. What are the Christ-Like traits of a Mature Elder?

Session 3
Session 3

Character Qualities of Deacons

What are the Christ-like traits of a Deacon (Servant/Minister/Ministry Team Leader)?

Session 4
Session 4

Responsibilities of Elders

What are the primary responsibilities of our elders?

Session 5
Session 5

Responsibilities of Deacons

What are the responsibilities of Deacons?

Session 6
Session 6

Selection of Elders & Deacons

How do you currently select and develop elders & deacons in your church?

Session 7
Session 7

Submission

Submission and humility are a Christian posture (1 Peter 5:4-7).