DOVE International is a family of cell-based churches throughout the world with each congregation having their own elders team. The material in this seminar comes from years of training these church elders. Based on New Testament leadership principles, the seminar will equip elders to provide protection, direction and correction in the local church. This leadership training seminar will allow you to understand what we have learned about biblical leadership.

Seminar focus

  • The Need for Biblical Leadership
  • Qualifications and Responsibilities of Elders
  • Fields of Ministry
  • New Testament Decision-making
  • The Process of Appointing Elders
  • Apostles, Elders, Fivefold Ministry, and Deacons
  • Staying Healthy and Passing Eldership Tests
  • Elders: Called to be Armor Bearers
  • How Elders Function Together as a Team
  • Resolving Conflict
  • The Discipline and Restoration Process

Designed for

Senior pastors, elders, church leadership teams, future elders, future church planters, those desiring to learn more about church leadership and churches considering a shift to church government by elders.

Practical nuts and bolts

The strategy for this seminar is to equip you with as much material and impartation as we can! We focus on the “nuts and bolts” you need as well as spending time on one of the most important aspects of the church: building a healthy team and making decisions together. The enemy wants to destroy teamwork. Healthy individuals build healthy teams.

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Topics to choose from

  • The Need for Biblical Leadership
  • Qualifications for Eldership
  • Understanding Fields of Ministry and New Testament Decision Making
  • The Process of Choosing Elders
  • Practical Nuts and Bolts of Eldership
  • Apostles, Elders, the Fivefold Ministry, and Deacons
  • How Elders Stay Healthy
  • Elders: Called to be Armor Bearers
  • The Elder as a Spiritual Parent, Raising Sons and Daughters
  • Resolving Conflict and the Process of Discipline and Restoration
  • Passing the Eldership Tests

Seminar manuals

Seminar manuals designed for easy note-taking are available.

For more information contact the DOVE office or call 717-627-1996.