Overview: Often when we talk about leaders and leadership, we focus on what to do – or more likely, what needs to get done. But the high calling of church leaders, whether deacons, pastors, staff, or elders, includes much more than that. One way we can organize the expectations and requirements of church leaders is with these categories:
- Character – Spiritual and Emotional Health
- Knowledge – Bible, Theology, Polity
- Skills – Listening, Care, Teaching
- Responsibilities – Leadership, Discipleship, Worship
Three times per year, we host a workshop that focuses on one or more of these themes with specific topics that are relevant in our churches today. See below for the next scheduled workshop and the topics church leaders have engaged previously.
Marriage, Singleness, Sexuality, and Gender
Overview: What does the Bible teach about marriage, singleness, sex, and bodies? Can the church lovingly engage LGBT+ people and their families and still hold to the historic Christian view of marriage? How do we navigate the biblical and practical dimensions of these questions with both clarity and proper complexity? These are questions that church leaders at every level need to engage.
Saturday, January 20, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
A Biblical Theology of Marriage and Singleness
What does the Bible teach about marriage and singleness? How do we faithfully communicate these things, both in direct teaching as well in our life together as the family of God? These workshops will equip participants to go beyond a surface understanding of these matters and have a better vision for how the church, as family of God, should be a true family for single and married people alike.
Format: Three sessions of teaching, discussion, and dialogue with breaks for refreshments and interaction with others.