Elder Support Team

 

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?

Start the conversation by booking a phone call here. 

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^

*In Production
^Coming Soon

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.

Book your Customized Board Training Day by emailing Rev. Jacob Birch here. 

4. EST Modules organised by stream

Deeper Life

DL#1 – Leading the Deeper Life in your Church Ready!                            Full Length Interview Here

DL #2 – Making Jesus the Head of your Church  Ready!

DL #3 – Introduction to Eldership in the Local Church Ready!

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


Venture

V#1- The Alliance as a 5 “S” Missions Movement  Ready!

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

V#6 – Finances for Missional Adventures in the Alliance Ready!

 

Church Support

CS#1 – Mission, Vision and Values Ready!                                                  Full Length Interview Here

CS#2 – Local Church Governance Ready!                                                      Full Length Interview Here

CS#3 –  Human Resources in a C&MA Church                                             Full Length Interview Here

CS#4 – Communication in the Local Church   Updated!                             Full Length Interview Here

CS#5 – Planning and Building a New Facility  Updated!                            Full Length Interview Here

CS#6 – Leading a Board Meeting using Robert’s Rules Updated!

Who are our EST Coaches?

Rev. Jacob Birch – Director Church Support

Rev. Jones Lee  (CCACA)

Rev. Paul Nguyen (SCOM)

Rev. Allan Langlois (Eastern Ontario)

Mr. Ian Knight (Ottawa)

To be announced (Atlantic Canada)

Want to join our team? Message us here.