Shepherd Leader Training

Course Description:

This course is for those aspiring to be CPC elders, Women Leader Board members and any who desire a more robust understanding of the biblical nature and design of the church, the extent and limits of its authorized power and training in spiritual shepherding. Part 1 focuses on biblical ecclesiology, the calling and duties of elders and the issue of church government and authority. We are now into Part 2 that focuses on a Total Christ ecclesiology and issues related to the Five Mark Church. it currently meets every 1st Saturday of the month between 8 am-12:30.

2015 Syllabus

General Resources

Westminster Confession of Faith (PDF)

PCA Book of Church Order (PDF)

Class recordings can be found here.

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Part 1: The Role of Shepherd Leader in Context of Total Christ Ecclesiology

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Session 1: The Call and Mission of Shepherd Leaders

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Session 2: The Nature, Extent, and Limits of Church Power

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Session 3: Biblical Church Polity

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Session 4: Life on Life Disciplship and Church Discipline

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Session 5: Duties and Calling of Elder/WLB

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Part 2: Issues of Ministry Relevant to A Five Mark Church

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Session 6: Total Christ Church

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Session 7: The Gospel Centered Church

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Session 8: The Confessional Church

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Session 9: The Sacramental Church

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  1. Sacramentalism Reviewed and Clarified
  2. Sacramental Worship
  3. Infant Baptism:
  4. Ecclesial Conversion:
  5. Issues in Sacramental Ecclesiology and the Gospel:

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Session 10: The Communal Church

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  1. Doing Ethics In Community
  2. Mercy Ministry In The Church
  3. Communal Rebuke, Confession, and Forgiveness

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Session 11: The Missional Church

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  1. The Missional Church Clarified
  2. The Missional Church In Relation to Culture and Evangelism
  3. The Missional Church and Worship
  4. Church Planting As Our Missionary Strategy

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12 PM: Lunch