ELDER TRAINING FEB-JUNE 2017
THE PASTORAL EPISTLES
Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus
Thursdays from 6pm–8pm at the Ekklesia Building in Muskogee.
February 9th – Overview of the three letters
February 16th – Session 1 – 1 Timothy 1
February 23rd – Session 2 – 1 Timothy 2
March 2nd – OFF WEEK
March 9th – Session 3 – 1 Timothy 3
March 16th – Session 3 – 1 Timothy 4
March 23rd – Session 4 – 1 Timothy 5
March 30th – Session 5 – 1 Timothy 6
April 6th – OFF WEEK
April 13th – Session 6 – 2 Timothy 1
April 20th – Session 7 – 2 Timothy 2
April 27th – Session 7 – 2 Timothy 3
May 4th – OFF WEEK
May 11th – Session 10 – 2 Timothy 4
May 18th – Session 11 – Titus 1
May 25th – Session 12 – Titus 2
June 1st – Session 13 – Titus 3
June 9th–10th – Celebration Outing
WHY ELDER TRAINING?
Ekklesia Elder Training exists for those who have sensed the call of God to pastoral ministry, as well as for those who have been identified by current elders as having possible elder qualities. The chief aim of this training is to equip men for the work of shepherding God’s people like Jesus, through Jesus, and for Jesus. We elders are, through Scripture, commanded to train up soldiers for the work of pastoral ministry. Soldiers who are willing to die to themselves to see their families loved, cities served, the saved discipled, and the lost reached all to the glory of God!
WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE?
Ekklesia Elder Training’s first practical purpose is to help confirm or deny a call by the Holy Spirit to pastoral ministry. It’s second practical purpose is to teach and train men in
2) leadership (in the home, culture, and church),
7) pastoral care,
8) mercy ministry, and
HOW WILL WE DO IT?
One of our main goals is to be as practical and hands-on as possible. Look forward to getting your hands dirty and growing together as men into the image of Jesus. Take note: This will not be your average Bible study or small group setting. This is training for war. We believe this will be intensely challenging and, by God’s grace, extremely edifying for all involved. Amen.
In Christ alone,