Effective Meetings

Series: Meetings That Work
Presenter: Kevin Fitzgerald

This unit explains the importance of improving the effectiveness of meetings by having the right participants and the right conduct.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What is the first step in conducting effective elders’ meetings?
Appoint the right persons - biblically qualified and Spirit appointed elders.
2. In what New Testament books do we find the qualifications for elders?
1 Timothy, Titus, and 1 Peter
3. What three biblical ground rules are presented in this lesson for conducting elders’ meetings?
Conduct yourself with: 1) A Christ-like attitude, 2) Christ-like love, and 3) an attitude as a Christian servant

Discuss It

  1. How does/should the New Testament’s high standard for elders affect the quality of the elders meetings?
  2. What actions would you take to make your elders’ meeting more effective and Christ-honoring?

Apply It

  1. Evaluate the effectiveness of your elders’ meetings in the following areas: • Are the participants biblically qualified and Spirit appointed? • Do the participants participate with a Christ-like attitude? • Do the participants participate with a Christ-like love? • Do the participants participate with a servant attitude?
  2. Ask a fellow elder to evaluate your personal participation regarding the following three areas: • Christ-like attitude • Christ-like love • Christ-like servant hood