The Church Officers’ Training Days 2012
Officers from both churches plan to attend this conference God willing.
A day for serving church officers, elders, deacons, pastors and trainee pastors
South Wales – Brackla Tabernacle Church, Bridgend, 28 January
Being a leader of a church is a big responsibility. We are called to hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, to care for the church and to live a life above reproach. We are aware of our own weakness, but are also confident that God has given us everything we need for this great task. At the conference there will be faithful teaching through preaching sessions and seminars. You will also be given the opportunity to explore how a Biblical leader of a church should respond to some of the challenges we face today.
The conference is for men who are in leadership within a church. This includes pastors, elders, deacons, trainee pastors, leadership team members and others who play an active role within the leadership of their church.
Over many years the EMW has had a burden to support and nurture ministers and pastors through conferences, fraternals and our pastoral director. Over the past few years the Lord has placed it on our hearts to develop our work to support not only full time pastors and workers, but also specifically church leaders and officers. Both these ‘leadership training days’ are aimed at helping, supporting, encouraging and training church leaders in their lives as Christians. We also hope that by gathering people together, local support and fellowship may be increased for the mutual benefit of all those in the church.
The day will be split into two preaching sessions, two seminar slots, a resource exhibition and informal time of fellowship over lunch.
The theme of the conference is ‘Washing their feet – leading like our Lord’. Our hope is that through Biblical teaching and looking especially at Jesus as our example we will be better equipped to lead our churches and live more godly lives.
There are two preaching sessions:
The glory and the grime of service – Phil Swann
You can touch a life – Stuart Olyott
There will be two seminar sessions with a choice of seminar options:
From ordinary to good – steps to help the elder and deacon – Stuart Olyott
Developing the spiritual life of the church – Bill Dyer
Maintaining unity through times of change - Jonathan Stephen
Elders, deacons and the Bible – Phil Eveson (North) and John Legg (South)
Reaching out to your community – Ben Thomas (North) and Robert Thomas (South)
Calling and caring for the pastor – Andrew Davies
Developing the next generation of leaders – Bill Dyer
Caring for your family – Peter Bradley
Caring for the overlooked – Lynton Jones (North) Robert Hadley (South)