Seminars are designed to cover content that will help leaders lead. Most of them answer the question, "What does an elder need to know about __________ ?" Our recommendation is for the leadership council to pick a seminar (or two) for the year, and discuss it in your regular meetings. Of course, anyone is welcome to attend the seminars.
Essentials of the Old Testament
Dr. Douglas Stuart (3 hours)
This class contains five summary lectures of the full course, Old Testament Survey. These lectures are an overview of the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi..
Dr. Gerry Breshears 10 hours)
There is an ongoing battle between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness. By studying Jesus' life and other passages in scripture, we can gain insights into how to respond to the influence of demons effectively
Theology of the Reformers
Dr. Timothy George (12 hours)
The leaders of the Protestant reformation built on the thoughts and teachings of scholars who came before them and spent their lives seeking God and explaining his Word.
World Religion classes by Dr. Timothy Tennent (3 hours each)
If you are taking a missions trip to an area of the world dominated by one of these religions, you should learn about the culture before leaving
Essentials of African Traditional Religions
Essentials of Buddhism
Essentials of Hinduism
Essentials of Islam
Dr. Jonathan Armstrong
An analysis of non-Euro-American theologies and theologians that have emerged from the expanding Christian church in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It is taught by 56 scholars from 16 different counties in a virtual environment through Moody Northwest.
Regardless of what role you will be playing in your church, your character and spiritual maturity will play a significant role. You cannot impart to others what you do not possess yourself (1 Tim 3:2–3, 6).
Mr. Ron Toews
There are only two things we can do with the past. We can either forgive, or we can let our past hurts control us. Whatever be your story, we all need to continue learning how to forgive.
Ministry and Disabilities
Does your church know how to minister to people with disabilities? Do you see them as a burden, or are they valued members of Christ's kingdom? Do they have anything to say to those whose disabilities are not so immediately apparent? When was the last time you heard a blind pastor preach? This seminar contains some of the key discussion in the longer course, Beyond Suffering, at JoniandFriends.org. (3 hours).
Dealing with Conflict
Dealing with Gossip and Slander
Legal Issues (Brad Coleman)
Personal Counseling (read, Christian Counseling, Gary Collins)
Coaching the staff (read, Christian Coaching, Gary Collins)
Children's ministries (Daniel Watts, Every Generation Ministries)
Introduction to Public Speaking
Dr. Bryan Chapell
It is widely known that people fear public speaking more than death. It doesn't have to be that way. Let one of the premiere homilectics professors help you get started (3 hours).