Whitneyville Training Seminar (September 16-17)

Dr. Joel Tetreau and Dr. David Phelan will facilitate our upcoming Church Leadership Seminar in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 16 and 17, 2016.

Theme of the Seminar: Developing Lay Leaders in our Churches

We'll be discussing key principles and practices for church leaders as they seek to fulfill their God-given roles in the life of the church. The seminar will feature practical, discussion-oriented training sessions regarding a leader's motivation, character, call, roles, and relationships:

  • How to more effectively engage with my fellow leaders in the church
  • How to foster a healthy leadership culture
  • Best practices and decision-making tools that enhance the unity of the leadership team
  • Foundational traits of leaders who follow Christ, and who others want to follow

Friday, September 16,  6:30 – 9:00 pm

  • Welcome, Introductions, & The Essentials of Leadership (6:30-7:15)
  • Break
  • Practices of Godly Leadership (7:30-9:00) 

Saturday, September 17,  8:00 am – 12:30 pm

  • Breakfast  (8:00-8:30)
  • Co-laboring Team Ministry  (8:30-9:30)
  • Break
  • Unity in Practice  (9:45-11:00)
  • Break
  • Following Christ  (11:15-12:30)


The seminar is being hosted by Pastor David Deets at Whitneyville Bible Church, Alto, MI. See http://www.whitneyvillebible.org/ for directions.

Questions on the sessions? Contact IBL for more information



For attendees, we suggest a gift of $30 per person to help us offset the costs of holding the seminar. You may either send a check to IBL or contribute through Paypal using the blue "Donate" button.

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