Make Disciples

Elders Should Have a Definitive Plan to Disciple New Elders

When the house church has the plan to replicate every year, there should be a plan to disciple new elders.  Sometimes, a new elder and a seasoned elder will stay at the current house church, and a new elder and a seasoned elder will start the new house church.

Here are some ideas on how to train new elders:

1. Allow elders-in-training to lead the teaching time at the weekly gathering.

2. Have a monthly gathering of elders and elders-in-training for a time of deeper accountability.  

3. Go through the elder qualifications in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, encouraging each other to remain faithful.

"We want to measure the church's sending capacity more than its seating capacity." (Church 3.0 - Neil Cole)
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