Love Among Elders 1

Series: Love Among Elders
Presenter: Kevin Fitzgerald

In this unit we will see that in spite of the fall, God has given church elders all of the resources needed to work together in love and unity.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What negative effects has the fall had on elder unity?
Church leaders can be tempted with worldly politics and pride, they may be tempted to demonstrate selfishness and immature behavior, as well as stubbornness and annoying weaknesses.
2. What is the “capstone” of the supplemental qualities that Peter gave in II Peter 1:3-8?
The capstone of these qualities is love.
3. Approximately how many pastors leave the ministry each month in America?
Statistics are showing that 1,500 pastors permanently leave the ministry each month in America.

Discuss It

  1. Why are spiritual leaders prone to disunity and carnal behavior?
  2. What do you think would occur to an elder board if each elder intentionally demonstrated the seven supplemental qualities mentioned in II Peter 1:5-7?
  3. Why is “soul maintenance” critical to a church leader?

Apply It

  1. Discuss the negative effects you have observed from unhealthy leaders. What positive effect does a godly leader have on a leadership team?
  2. Ask a fellow elder to evaluate your positive and negative contributions to the leadership team.