Making Disciples, Making Leaders: A Manual for Developing Church Officers

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This book offers a model for selecting and training church officers that is grounded in spiritual discernment and development. The book begins with a biblical understanding of leadership, moves into consideration for how to train a Nominating Committee to select leaders according to the biblical vision, and then offers a step-by-step plan for a training event with three components. The training plan is designed to build up the church leaders spiritually and to set their work in the context of discipleship, as ...

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Overview

This book offers a model for selecting and training church officers that is grounded in spiritual discernment and development. The book begins with a biblical understanding of leadership, moves into consideration for how to train a Nominating Committee to select leaders according to the biblical vision, and then offers a step-by-step plan for a training event with three components. The training plan is designed to build up the church leaders spiritually and to set their work in the context of discipleship, as well as to teach them some of the fundamentals of the rules of governance of their denomination. The book concludes with concrete suggestions for how future work of the church board can be structured to reflect the emphasis highlighted in the training session.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664502638
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Steven P. Eason is Pastor of Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a noted consultant on the team leadership approach, both in the church and the secular world. He is the author of four Bible studies for Presbyterian men: Exodus, John, Ephesians, and Judges.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 A Biblical Model for Team Leadership 7
Chapter 2 Choosing the Team: Nominations 12
Chapter 3 An Overview of the Training Course 18
Chapter 4 Begin with Worship 25
Chapter 5 Teaching Tips 30
Chapter 6 Lesson Plans for Four Sessions on Theology and Polity 36
Chapter 7 Sharing Personal Faith in Small Groups 56
Chapter 8 Officer Examination 59
Chapter 9 Moving Away from "Bored" Meetings 65
Chapter 10 Other Team-Building Opportunities 70
Conclusion 81
Appendix A Study Guide for New Elders and Deacons 87
Appendix B Book of Confessions Presentation Outline 103
Appendix C Worship Services for the Four Training Sessions 111
Appendix D Theology and Polity Worksheets and Handouts 121
Appendix E Small-Group Worksheets 139
Appendix F Miscellaneous Correspondence and Forms 147
Appendix G Resources for Church Officer Development 153
Biblical References 155
Notes 157
Books to Aid in Church Officer Development 159
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