“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 resources in our Ministry Toolbox for Leaders that may be helpful for your church. Do you have a resource you would be willing to share? We want to hear about it!