The Future of Training Church Leaders: Episode 5

October 10, 2016

Today we discuss the future of training church leaders. Our church recently installed 3 new elders. We tell the story of how this came about and share the training process we used.

Many churches don’t have a succession plan for their elders and pastors. What happens when the elders retire or go home to the Lord? We don’t want to leave our churches in a position where they are scrambling for good leadership. We believe it’s important to invest in the next generation of leaders and disciple them into these positions so that the church can transition their leadership when the time comes. We would even argue that the health of the church is dependent on raising up these Biblically qualified leaders.

We also discuss seminary training vs. “on-the-job” discipleship.


The Future of Training Church Leaders | Episode 5 | Congregate Podcast

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Links and Recommendations:


Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch

This Momentary Marriage by John Piper


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2 comments on “The Future of Training Church Leaders: Episode 5

  1. I’m pastoring a local Church in kenya .we are lacking teaching materials for the leaders and the church.How can you help us.Do you also have bible school lessons? I also need training.

    • CongreGate Jul 9, 2017

      Thank you for listening! I will have someone contact you soon.