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XL Ministries Training: Becoming Biblical Elders

Wednesday, 2/16/22, 6:00 ~ 8:30 pm
Dessert Fellowship and Brief Ministry Overview

On Wednesday XL Ministries will sponsor a dessert fellowship for friends of XL, hosted at Countryside Bible Church in Southlake, TX. The doors will open at 6 p.m. This will be an opportunity to meet some of our interns and training pastors. XL publications will also be on display. At 7 p.m. we will give a brief update on current projects that we have been working on. There is no cost to attend and the attire is casual. RSVPs will be requested once registration opens.

Friday, 2/18/22
Ministry Training

These Friday sessions will be live streamed.

9:00 am – Noon: Becoming Biblical Elders
Tom Pennington, Pastor-Teacher, Countryside Bible Church

  • A Summary of the Arguments for Biblical Eldership
  • A Biblical Understanding of a Call
  • A Biblical Understanding of the Function of an Elder and Elders

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Lunch provided on site

12:30 – 2:00 pm:

  • Developing Elders in Your Church, Lay Elder’s Perspective
    Bryan Chandler, Lay Elder, Countryside Bible Church and XL Ministries Board Member
  • XL’s Materials for Elder Training
    Jonathan Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor, Countryside Bible Church and XL Ministries Board Member
    (These elder training materials will be available at no charge, and churches will have the freedom to adapt the materials for their specific church.
  • Additional Resources from XL Ministries
    Rocky Wyatt, XL Ministries Executive Director

We look forward to your participation, either in person or via live stream!
Registration (free of charge) is now open for Becoming Biblical Elders:




Countryside Bible Church Conference: Our Glorious Hope

Countryside Bible Church is also sponsoring a free conference beginning on Friday night, February 18 and ending on Sunday morning. The theme is Our Glorious Hope.  Further information about Countryside’s conference is here.



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Audio archives for prior training sessions are available here.

Note: there are no archives for 2021, as those sessions had to be canceled due to the extreme weather and conditions.

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