Developing ruling elders to be spiritual leaders in the church through a two phase holistic program of teaching plus a retreat, practicums, spiritual disciplines and leadership opportunities.
What is ELI?
ELI is a 15-month guided program that includes three initiatives: Preparing for Spiritual Leadership (whole session - 3 mos.); Equipping for Ministry and Mission (whole session - 12 mos.); Immersion in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship (Pastor and 2-5 elders - 3 nights).
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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).
Click here to register for ELI. You can also register for one of ELI’s two Immersion Retreats:
The ELI program includes an Immersion Retreat, which is attended by the pastor and two to five elders. Offered at two different sites, Immersion jump-starts your vision for what spiritual leadership can be, and is not dependent on whether you have completed Phase One – Preparing for Spiritual Leadership. ELI will hold two sessions: October 15-18, 2015 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO, and April 20-24, 2016 at Sandy Cove Conference in North East, MD.
Introducing ELI: Elder Leadership Institute, AUGUST 20, 2015
Lisa Johnson, associate director of ELI, presents at the national gathering of the Fellowship Community.