Importance of Meetings

Series: Meetings That Work
Presenter: Kevin Fitzgerald

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. Why are elders’ meetings vitally important?
Because they affect the spiritual health of the church, build character, develop leadership skills and godly wisdom, enhance group morale and accountability, and train future leaders.
2. Elders’ meetings can serve like a school for continual improvement in certain skills and abilities. What are some of the areas that an elder can grow in by participating in meetings?
Teamwork, communication skills, tact with people, personal organization, leadership abilities, and shepherding skills.
3. What are some ways that elders can build a community spirit among the eldership?
Genuinely caring for one another, becoming Christ like servants to one another, praying for one another, encouraging one another, and caring for each of the elders’ families.

Discuss It

  1. After studying this lesson, what would you modify in your elders’ meeting that would better affect the spiritual health of the flock?
  2. What would you change about your elders’ meetings that would better help build character and improve leadership skills among the elders?

Apply It

  1. Ask a fellow elder (older, more mature) to evaluate your participation in elders’ meetings and have him identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Write down the three aspects of your meetings that are most frustrating to you. Incorporate them in your regular prayer time.
  3. Intentionally seek to identify any men in your congregation who could possibly be trained for future leadership. Invite them to the elders meetings as part of their training.