The Word of God plays an essential role in our Emerging Leaders Conferences. The Word affirms and confirms a leader’s authority. The Word helps to establish the rhythms of a leader’s ministry. The Word is crucial in establishing seasons of rest for the leader and this brings us to the Word and its role as a core value in our ELC.
Each day we begin with a time in word, worship and prayer. The Word is delivered by young leaders gifted to handle the Word well. We bring the centrality of Jesus and his work in the heart and life of a leader in these times of studying the Word. The teaching in the Word sets the stage for creating the atmosphere for transparency, community, and confession. We see these as key elements that help make the ELC such a success.
-Dr. Jim O’Neill