Elder/Pastor Conference 2020
Saturday, January 25, 9 AM to 3 PM
Leading the day: Charles Faber, Academic Dean / Professor of Theology and New Testament, BBC
In the time together we’re going to explore a series of related questions that will help us to properly shape our view of elders as leaders. Over the few hours we’re together, we’ll dive into the issues by giving you a few tools to work with, a couple of inventories to take, opportunities to hash things out in group discussions, and pulling things together in debriefs and dialogues. For a sneak peek at the kinds of questions we’re going to tackle, check these out . . .
- Are the qualifications in 1 Timothy 3 character competencies or leadership competencies?
- Are any social styles (personality types) better aligned to elder qualifications than others?
- Are any social styles (personality types) better aligned with servant leadership than others?
- Are any commonly valued leadership traits off limits to a servant leader?
- What’s the difference between a servant leader and a weak leader?
- Jesus alludes to himself as “stone” that “breaks people” (Matt. 21:42-43). Um . . . how is that servant leadership?
You’re not going to be sitting and taking a bunch of notes, so come prepared to do some thinking, some contributing, asking some questions, and perhaps some pushing back. Should be fun!
–Charles Faber, Boise Bible College
More about Charles:
Chuck Faber is in his fortieth year at Boise Bible College. He grew up in Japan as a missionary kid, and at the age of eighteen arrived in the United States to enroll at what is today called Cincinnati Christian University (Cincinnati, Ohio). He first earned a bachelor’s degree in ministry and then went on to earn a master of divinity degree from the seminary in 1980. He started teaching at BBC that fall, and has been with the college ever since. He became academic dean in 1994 and has held that position for the past twenty-five years. He continues to teach a few classes.
Chuck has been active in the Bible College accrediting association called Association for Biblical Higher Education, and has served twice on the commission on accreditation as well as leading numerous team visits to evaluate colleges pursuing accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation. He is an elder at Eagle Christian Church, and also serves on the management team of Church of the City, an inner city church plant in Portland.
Chuck and his wife, Patti, have two married children, a granddaughter and a grandson. In his spare time Chuck enjoys mountain biking, photography, camping, and reading.