Developing ruling elders to be spiritual leaders in the church through a holistic program of teaching, practicums, spiritual disciplines and leadership opportunities.

Participants work together in the weeks prior to a weeklong retreat, with a year-long follow-up that includes readings and applications within the church context.



What is ELI?

ELI is a 15-month guided program that begins with readings and conversational assignments prior to a five day on-site retreat for ruling elders and pastors, with 12 months of further readings and hands-on practice under pastoral support and guidance. 

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Why is ELI different?

ELI is a church leadership training program in the Reformed tradition. ELI develops and supports spiritual leadership for the church by training ruling elders (Session members) together with their teaching elder (pastor).

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ELI will hold one session during the summer of 2014, July 13 - 17 at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina.

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