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.
Spokane, WA July 6-11, 2014 and Greenville, SC July 13-18, 2014
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).
ELI will hold two sessions during the summer of 2014. From July 6 - 11 at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and July 13 - 18 at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina.