The Elder Support Team exists to help your Elders, staff and congregation align around being Christ-Centred, Spirit-Empowered and Mission-focused.
Isaiah 32:1-2 – “See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.”
To contact the EST send an email to Rev. Jacob Birch – Director of Church Support – here.
Currently the EST offers:
One-on-one coaching for pastors and board members
3 Streams of EST Training Courses
Customised Elders’ Board Retreats
1. One-on-One Coaching
Are you a pastor or board chair of an ECD church and want some one-on-one coaching about how to better align the Board, Pastor and Congregation together?
2. EST Training Courses
Onboarding Elders Course
1.Introduction to Eldership in a C&MA church Ready!
2. Leading the Deeper Life in your Church Ready!
3. The Alliance as a 5 “5” missions movement Ready!
4. Local Church Governance Ready!
5. Mission, Vision and Values Ready!
6. Prayer Life of an Elder
7. Finances for missional adventures in the Alliance Ready!
Churches in Transition Course^
1. Introduction to Transition in a C&MA church^
2. Discernment in the Local Church^
3. Roles and Job Descriptions in the local C&MA church^
4. The Search and Hiring Process^
5. Spiritual Warfare: A Call to Prayer^
Churches in Crisis Course^
1. Introduction to Crisis^
2. Communication Updated!
3. Spiritual Warfare: A Call to Prayer^
4. Setting your church free^
5. Discipline and Meditation Policies^
3. Customised Board Training Retreat
Our Elders’ Board coaches offer 1 day retreats focused on topics and issues that your board and pastor identify. We specialize in offering Grip-Birkman assessments to you as a team and Natural Church Development assessments to your church, if desired.
4. EST Modules organised by stream
DL #4 – Deeper Life Modules Full Length Interview Here
DL #4 – Spiritual Warfare in the Local Church Full Length Interview Here
DL #5 – Soul Care Full Length Interview Here
V#2- History of Alliance Missions Full Length Interview Here
V#3- New Venture Story – In2One Full Length Interview Here
V#4- Creating Access to Jesus Full Length Interview Here
V#5-Explanation of the New Venture Model Full Length Interview Here