ELDER’S LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION LEVEL - 1. The Church and Its Organization. Purpose of the Church. The church is God’s idea: The church is a divine plan. God works in an organized way. The church was founded by Christ. “People who want to be part of God’s plan, but not part
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“The church is not a museum, but a living workshop.”
Bible images to represent the church:
“Every church member, in receiving the Holy Spirit,
receives a spiritual gift to be used in soul winning ministry.”
The Seventh-day Adventist Elders:
The need of effective pastor-elder teams are necessary today more than ever. We have to learn to depend more upon the ability and skills of well-trained lay people rather than upon the talents and skills of the professional pastor.
There are approximately 25,000 ministers available to serve more than 17 million Seventh-day Adventist members in more than 120,000 congregations. Only through the faithful ministry of local church leaders can churches thrive.
“In the work and organization of the church, if a pastor has not been provided by the conference or mission, the office of elder ranks as the highest and most important.”
Training is the greatest need of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the world today: (1) Because of the rapid growth, (2) the decline of economy, (3) and the new mentality of our generation, it is imperative to change our philosophy of pastoring the local congregation.
SDA Believe Evangelistic Kit
This CD contains 28 PowerPoint presentations and study guides for each chapter, as well as resource materials for promoting evangelistic events.