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BiblicalEldership.com Conference Simulcast
Sat, March 25, 2017, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
Evangelical Christian Credit Union (http://www.eccu.org) is hosting
A BER Simulcast Conference
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Why a plurality of elders? Why does God want his church led by a plurality of leaders, rather than a single individual?
The answer lies in the nature of the church itself. In the midst of a lonely world where increasingly people are feeling disconnected and isolated, the church is a family. God designed us to be in community with him and with our brothers and sisters in Christ. And that goes for church elders, as well. Only a church leader who is deeply engaged relationally with his fellow-leaders has the genuine credibility necessary to challenge his people to love one another.
At our Biblical Eldership Conference, Dr. Hellerman will explore the image of the church as a family, drawing upon his book, When The Church Was A Family. We will revisit some familiar passages in the Bible with the help of ancient cultural values and early church practices. We will then consider the implications of a relational—versus institutional—model of church for relationships among a team of elders or leaders.
Session 1 — The Church As A Strong-Group Family
The Value Of Cultural Analysis For Biblical Interpretation
Session 2 — I Am My Brother’s Keeper
Relational Solidarity In The Early Christian Church
Session 3 — Pastors Without Friends
Unhealthy Trends In Contemporary Church Life
Session 4 — Benefits Of A Community Of Leaders
Embracing Shared Ministry
Bring your leadership team for a lively discussion. Meet other churches from your area. A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.