This kit includes:
Who is in charge? What are elders responsible for? How can we build trust between the pastor and elders? How can we hold one another accountable?
If these questions sound familiar, it’s because every church struggles at times with knowing how to foster a healthy relationship between pastors and elders. The relationship between leaders in the congregation is an important factor in the well-being of the church.
A twenty-one-year veteran of the pastoral office, author Timothy Mech defines the roles and responsibilities of each position, outlines where authority should lie, and provides recommendations of how to build trust and accountability within the congregation. This training manual includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter, along with helpful resources, such as sample meeting agendas, reports, templates for congregational letters, and much more.
Together with the companion DVD, Pastors and Elders provides the Lutheran congregation with strategies for leaders to work effectively as a team for the sake of the Lord and His Church.
Included on the DVD:
• 8 training videos (total time: 52 minutes)
Intro: 3.5 minutes
video 1: 7 minutes (Who's In Charge)
video 2: 5.5 minutes (Who's In Charge)
video 3: 8 minutes (Elders at Work)
video 4: 6.5 minutes (Elders at Work)
video 5: 6 minutes (Building Trust Between Pastors and Elders)
video 6: 5.5 minutes (The Challenge for the Church in a Self-Absorbed Culture)
video 7: 4.5 minutes (Working Within One's Vocation)
video 8: 5.5 minutes (Accountable to God Through One Another)
• Leader’s Guide—discussion questions for each chapter of the book
• PowerPoint presentation that supports the Leader’s Guide
• PDF and RTF resources containing useful documents from the book
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or later; Mac OS X 10.4 or later, 256 MB RAM; 100 MB free hard disk space; a DVD-ROM drive; a page-layout or word processing program that supports JPEG files (such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Corel WordPerfect, Adobe InDesign, etc.) or a program capable of reading PDF-formatted files.
About the Author
Rev. Timothy J. Mech has been pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, since 1998. He is a graduate of Valparaiso University (BA) and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (MDiv). He is also a graduate of Doxology, an innovative program of advanced study retreats to strengthen pastors for the task of faithfully shepherding the souls entrusted to their care. He enjoys sports, traveling, and brewing his locally famous Pastor’s Best beer. Pastor Mech is married to Darlene, a clinical psychologist, and has two children, Joshua and Emily.