Transitioning Elders 1

Series: Transitioning Elders
Presenter: Alex Strauch & Dave Anderson

This three-part series covers the need for elders to prepare, train, and develop future leaders who will take on their leadership roles.

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Support Resources

Passing the Baton of Leadership, by Paul Bramsen and Nate Bramsen

Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What is the outcome where pastors are constantly transitioning without developing the next generation?
These churches become clergy dependent with no leaders who can lead or teach.
2. How does the illustration of the US relay team apply to some churches?
A dropped baton results in not being able to continue the race. The same can happen to churches if they do not pass on the truths of the gospel, including developing of the next generation.
3. In what passage does Paul urge Timothy to entrust to faithful men what he has heard from Paul?
2 Tim. 2:2

Discuss It

  1. What are some broad strokes of leadership development we can learn from our Lord's interaction with his disciples?
  2. What biblical patterns can elders use for identifying future church leaders?

Apply It

  1. Make a list of young men in your church who are both faithful and have the ability to teach, then indicate how intentionally the “entrusting” of the truth will be carried out to prepare them.

Digging Deeper

The Training of the Twelve, by A.B. Bruce, an excellent classic on Jesus training of the apostles.

Passing the Baton of Leadership,” by Paul and Nate Bramsen, a father-son team who speak on this crucial subject of passing leadership to the next generation.