NextLevel Online: Healthy Elders & Deacons

Session 6: Selection of Elders & Deacons

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



Classroom

Classroom Instructions

Lesson
Materials: Lesson Outline
Leader
  • Establish discipleship habits amongst your current leaders.

  • Define the response & responsibility.

  • Determine the person or group God has provided.

  • Test potential leaders in their character and gifting (1 Timothy 3:10).

  • Pray that God will gift & empower them for the responsibility.

  • Practice Church Discipline when the witness of the church is threatened (1 Timothy 5:19–22)

Discussion Questions:

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

  • How do our by-laws ensure or prevent us from following the biblical pattern of selecting leaders in our church?

  • Do we focus on the same attributes (Christ-like character) that the Bible focuses on or do we actually look to other attributes first (business savvy, connections, financial contribution, power, etc.).

  • How can we improve our discipleship and selection process?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.