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God-Honoring Elder Meetings

When one considers elders’ meetings, what comes to mind? For some, maybe their experience has been one of strife and infighting. For others, the image of a corporate boardroom comes to mind. And yet, for some men their mind goes to a group of passive men who subject themselves to one dominant man who drives the decision-making process for the church. These scenarios may seem outrageous, but they are far too common in churches. But is it possible for an elder meeting to be carried out in way that, regardless of the issues at hand and even potential disagreements, the leadership of Christ’s church can be conducted in a God-honoring way? In this video, Rocky Wyatt and Tom Pennington discuss the key aspects of God-honoring elder meetings in the local church.

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Q & A – Plurality of Elders & Unanimity

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The Biblical Mandate to Train Elders

Does the Scripture mandate that pastors and elders train future pastors and elders in the local church? If you walked into the majority of churches today, the response to that question may come with some level of uncertainty. Most churches choose to send their men off to receive ministry training. The extent of their commitment ends with a letter of recommendation and possibly some financial support. But is this the model the Bible lays out? Join Tom Pennington as he teaches on 2 Timothy 2:2, which lays the out the mandate for pastors and elders to train the next generation of pastors and elders in the local church.

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Introduction to XL Ministries – Georgetown, Texas

Faithful Stewards Conference 2022

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Session 1

A Case for Expository Preaching

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Session 2

Exegesis & Block Diagramming

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Session 3

Exposition & Delivery

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Session 4

Crossing the Contextual Bridge

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Session 5

Faithful Stewards Q & A

Q&A Session with Pastor-Teacher Tom Pennington of Countryside Bible Church.

Excellence in Leadership Conference 2022

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Session 1

The Biblical Case for Elder Rule

Pastor-Teacher Tom Pennington of Countryside Bible Church makes the biblical case for elder rule in the local church, specifically by a plurality of elders in each church. He starts with the pattern of structure set in the Old Testament and continues with specifics from the New Testament.

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Session 2

A Biblical Understanding of a Call

Pastor-Teacher Tom Pennington of Countryside Bible Church discusses what a “call to ministry” is: criteria for determining if you are called.

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Session 3

A Biblical Understanding of the Function of an Elder & Elders

Pastor-Teacher Tom Pennington of Countryside Bible Church discusses the foundational principles of biblical eldership–what it isn’t and what it is–including the roles and responsibilities of every elder.

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Elders Q & A Session

Q&A Session with Pastor-Teacher Tom Pennington of Countryside Bible Church.

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Session 5

Developing Elders in Your Church: A Lay Elder’s Perspective

Bryan Chandler, lay elder at Countryside Bible Church, discusses how to find potential church leaders and elders, as well as a process to help them develop into biblically qualified elders.

Missions Today

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Kevin DeYoung & Brooks Buser Discuss Missions Today

In this video, Brooks Buser President of Radius International and Kevin DeYoung Senior Pastor of Covenant Community Church discuss a wide array of issues related to missions. They consider the necessity of training missionaries, the qualifications of missionaries, the challenges of errant missiologies, and the challenges the Church will face in continuing to carry out the Great Commission.