Boundaries for Elders

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session, pastor Jim Powell explains the need for boundaries for elders—they shouldn’t be able to wield power by walking into a ministry and forcing lay leaders to change what they’re doing. Jim is the Lead Pastor at Richwoods Christian Church in Peoria, Illinois and the founder of the 95network—a non-profit network of churches and church leaders in churches under eight hundred in attendance.



Which of Jim’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Elders serve a specific purpose. Make sure your elders know their role this week. Clarify what their expectations are, when they can speak up and correct, and how they should interact with lay leaders. 



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