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Chesapeake Launches New Elder’s Training Program

The Chesapeake Conference kickstarted a two-year Elder and Volunteer Lay Pastor Certification program with a training event held at the conference office (Columbia, Md.) on February 1. This certification initiative will equip leaders to hone their skills through a series of biblically-based workshops. The inaugural training session provided insight into developing the pastor-elder team and how to conduct meaningful visitations.

“We are really excited about the opportunity we have to provide this training to our leaders and consider the possibilities this training brings to the ministry of the local church,” says Eli Rojas, Ministerial Director for the Chesapeake Conference.”

The two-year cycle will repeat with the purpose of providing training to current, as well as future, elders and volunteer lay pastors in the conference. Upcoming training events will cover other important aspects of elder ministry leadership such as church administration, evangelism, preaching and conflict resolution. The next event in this certification track will be a retreat, taking place on August 21-22.

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