“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which He obtained with His own blood.” —Acts 20:28 (ESV)
In the book of Acts, Paul warned the Ephesian Elders to be alert because he knew how their faith would be challenged. Paul spent years training and equipping the leaders of the early church to be anchored in truth, knowledgeable in theology, and grounded in the Gospel, and then he warned them of the dangers of “men speaking twisted things.” At CDM, we want to help you train and equip your leaders to be pillars of strength in your church.
As we prepare leaders to step up and serve, we must equip them for a different kind of leadership than the world promotes. We must teach them to be humble, sacrificial, knowledgable, wise and courageous. The responsibility of leading in the church is not to be taken lightly, and the kind of servant leadership Jesus modeled doesn’t come naturally. That is why it so important to provide all of the leaders in our churches, from the small group leader to the elders and pastors, with the training and wisdom they need to protect the peace and purity of our churches.
As we collect resources from PCA churches across the country, we are continually updating the Leader’s Ministry Resources page. If you have a resource that you would be willing to share, we would love to hear about it!
ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
We will help you find the answers to your questions about leadership. Feel free to call or e-mail us and tell us about your church. At CDM, we are committed to helping you find the answers you need. Here are some questions we frequently hear:
Visit our Leader’s Ministry Resources page, which includes resources on Discipleship for Leaders, Elders/Deacons, Pastoral Search, and articles for leaders.
LEADER’S MINISTRY LEADERSHIP
Stephen Estock has a B.A. in Political Science from Rhodes College, an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Education from Capella University. When he’s not coordinating the ministry of CDM, he loves to do yard work and DIY projects around the house.
Dennis Bennett has a BA from the State Un. of NY (history) & a M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary; DRE, Trinity Theological Seminary. He was a professor of Christian Education at the Bible Institute of South Africa, and has worked for the PCA since 2006. He also serves the Metro Atlanta Seminary.