Common Church Issues Workshop
The Institute for Practical Theology offers a 2nd training seminar to help local church leadership teams create more unity and biblical solutions to the common church issues that all churches face.
Common Church Issues Workshop is designed to meet an obvious need in the church. Too often pastoral and elder teams are not prepared for the issues they face.
Many times these issues are solvable without a rift occurring in the church leadership and/or the congregation. Leaders are simply not well prepared to stay in unity together through the tough stuff that comes.
Robert has designed a flexible kind of workshop out of training he received from mentors in his home sending church in CA. Through the workshop a leadership team will be armed with a framework developed upon biblical grounds. It will provide them with a benchmark in the form of a Leadership Guideline Documents (or LGDs) notebook. In this way a team will find more unity and security in ministry and gain some traction when those common issues show up.
There are 4 areas of issues that are common to all church ministries:
What if a leadership team of pastors and lay-elders or deacons were to create an LGDs Notebook? It could be very useful for unity, wisdom, guidance and even training new leaders.
These are designed for church leadership to get out ahead of the common church issues found in the 4 areas above.
Each Leadership Guideline Document spells out 6 sections of concern to help them when it comes to the various, but common, church issues:
When a team works through a document like this and has it on-hand in their Elder's Notebook, they will be much more prepared for what comes. Though the people involved and perhaps the situation will be different, still there will be enough similar things that the LGDs will help.
LGDs can be referred to when other similar types of issues arise. Everyone on the same biblical and LGD page, so to speak!
A key biblical truth that undergirds this whole focus and that of our Peacemakers Training as well, is found in Psalm 133:1 - "Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!"