Developing ruling elders to be spiritual leaders in the church through a three phase holistic program of teaching, 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).

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Click here to register for ELI.  You can also register for one of ELI’s two Immersion Retreats in 2015:  

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 in 2015:  May 28-31, 2015 at Sandy Cove Conference Center in Northeast, MD and October 15-18, 2015 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO. 

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Every month in Phase 2 the Session views a short video teaching, engages in table discussion, examination of Scripture and prayer. Preview what ELI offers in Month One of Year One presented by Dr. Christopher Wright with accompanying Table Discussion Guide.