APEDS Conference 2018

Asia Pacific Elders, Deacons and Spouses’ Conference
Tuesday, March 27 - Thursday, March 29
Pacific Resort, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia

Passing the Baton of Church Leadership

“… and what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to
faithful people who will be able to teach others as well” (2 Timothy 2:2 NRSV)

Joshua had accepted the baton of leadership from Moses and boldly led Israel in pursuing God’s promises and purposes for them. But the legacy of Joshua and his generation was disappointing when it came to passing the baton of faith and leadership to the next generation: “… that whole generation was gathered to their ancestors, and another generation grew up after them, who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel” (Judges 2:10 NRSV).

The challenge of the generational handoff is no less critical to God’s people today. It is embedded in the Great Commission to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ who will be equipped to make other disciples who will in turn grow and make other disciples … Come join us at the 2018 APEDS Conference in Brisbane as we explore ways in which church leaders can prepare and play their part in passing the baton of church leadership to the next generation.

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