Leaders and the Early Church
The overall objective of this course is to bring leadership training back the center of the local church in a way that will empower churches to participate in the expansion of the gospel with the same vision and effectiveness as first church at Antioch. Specifically, this means that each person studying the course will:
Develop a basic understanding of leadership in the Early Church with all of its complexities, focusing specifically on the work of ministers of the gospel and that of elders and deacons and how their work is complementary in nature.
Rediscover the Antioch tradition of the Early Church, which lasted over five centuries, and design a model for how to build this tradition back into our churches, as we seek to have similar impact globally for the expansion of the gospel in the 21st century
- Design an effective multi-level leadership development strategy for our churches, which is truly built upon the foundation of the New Testament and which will carry the Antioch vision, of turning the world upside down.