07 Jul 2012

Leadership Development

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We are a growing church and a church in need of more leaders. In Luke 10:2 Jesus says “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” There is much work to do and I’m looking for a few good men. If you think you may have a calling from God to serve as a leader in the church some way, please consider joining the next round of Leadership Development.

If you are interested in the leadership development group: APPLY HERE

- Pastor Duane Smets

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Structure
- Five months on and one month off with four sections meeting every other week (10 weeks a segment). Thus, the entire curriculum will take a total of two years.
- Once all four segments are completed, a third year of apprenticeship under an Elder or Deacon begins in order to work toward ordination and oral examination.
- Leadership development groups are no more than 12 men.
- Groups will be overseen by a facilitator who has been through all four segments.
- Each meeting will be led by a rotating member of the group who presents the material read and guides a discussion concerning it.
- All those in leadership development must either be leading something in the church or being trained to lead in the future.

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Curriculum (Readings include selections various chapters from an array of books)

Gospel Character
• Christian Hedonism – Desiring God, by John Piper
• Idolatry & God-centrality – Counterfeit gods & Prodigal God by Tim Keller
• Spiritual Disciplines – Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life by Donald Whitney
• Teachability & Repentance – Humility by C.J. Mahaney

Manhood, Marriage & Family
• Work, Money & Rest – Masculine Mandate by Richard Philips
• Complementarianism – God, Marriage & Family by Andrew Kosteburger
• Fatherhood – Shepherding A Childs Heart by Paul David Tripp
• Discipleship – Following The Master, by Michael Wilkins

Theology Proper
• Existence of God – Apologetics To The Glory of God by John Frame
• Inerrancy – The Inspiration & Authority of the Bible by B.B. Warfield
• Person & Work of Jesus – The Cross of Christ by John Stott
• Election & Divine Sovereignty – When Grace Comes Home, by Terry Johnson

Ecclesiology
• Counseling – Instruments In The Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp
• Mission – Radical Reformission, by Mark Driscoll
• Hermeneutics – Theo 211 Materials by Duane Smets
• Eldership or Deaconship – Biblical Eldership or Minister of Mercy by Alexandar Strauch

One Response to “Leadership Development”

  1. Now Hiring: Interns | The Resolved Church, San Diego, CA says:

    [...] Ministry – The primary goal of The Resolved Leadership Development process is to develop other pastors and deacons within our church. Those who are pastoral ministry [...]

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