Orientation Guides
In "Elder/Deacon," you'll find articles that will help elders and deacons understand their roles and learn some essential principles.
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Discover what it takes to serve on an elder or deacon board, and what to look out for.

This Resource contains all of the following:

The Role of an Elder 
Four characteristics that set elders apart from other church leaders.

The Role of a Deacon 
These leaders serve the church in practical ways.

Advice from an Experienced Leader 
Learn what a veteran elder has discovered during his tenure.

Sample Job Descriptions 

Healthy Board, Healthy Church 
Every church needs a strong board, united in purpose.

Walking in Step 
Elders and ministers can lead successfully together if they share these four priorities.

How to Make Decisions 
Eight tips for resolving disagreements.

Tips for Better Board Meetings 
Six ways to make your meetings more productive.

Emergency Benevolence for Church Members 
Wisely distribute to those in need.

How to Calculate Your Budget 
Some guidelines for a successful plan.

Prayer List 

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Reaching Better Team Decisions (free sample)
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Topics:Administration, Care of Church, Church Board, Teamwork
Filters:Deacon, Elder, Facility management, Finances, Shepherding
References:1 Timothy 3:1-10, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-3
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