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 phases: 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).
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.