Leadership Development & Spiritual Formation

The goal of this program is to understand how people change and learn. We will focus on developing and discipling leaders for the next generation, and ways we can invest in the future of the church.

Concept:

The goal of this program is to understand how people change and learn.

We will focus on developing and discipling leaders for the next generation, and ways we can invest in the future of the church.

We will define gospel truths in terms of relationships and ministry to others and apply these findings to our ministries.

We will also discuss how to recognize and deal with obstacles to spiritual growth and renewal.

Importance:

The goal of evangelism is not to create converts, but disciples.

Discipling believers is a crucial aspect of Christian ministry.

We must cultivate a culture of discipleship inside the church in order to nurture young believers and help them to teach others.

Leadership development is a necessary part of evangelism and discipleship.

Action:

The team will be introduced to the Timothy Project, and internship program for young people to gain firsthand experience in ministry, as well a church plant beginning in Athens.

The team will have a chance to share stories with project members and hear their vision for reaching the youth in our community with the gospel.

The team will discuss readings from Reformed and Eastern Orthodox perspectives which emphasize promoting leadership within the church. We will discuss how to encourage others in their faith and pray together for the future of Athens.

Your Host:

George Tolias

Born and raised in a Christian family in Greece, George studied Electrical Engineering and taught afterwards as a professor at the same university for three years. In the course of those three years, God’s calling in his life became more obvious leading him to start his studies at the Greek Bible College.

During his theological studies, he worked as an intern at the First Evangelical Church of Athens. He met his wife, Phaedra, at the Greek Bible College and together they continued their studies at Westminster Theological Seminary (MA, Theological Studies). They have two children, Olivia (4 years old) and Nicholas (3 years old). George is now the Pastor of the Glyfada church, which was the first church plant of the Polis network. He is also completing his second Master’s degree in Eastern Orthodox religion.

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In Athens:

History
Church Planting Ecosystem
Refugee Work
Up and coming
Greek Filoxenia

The Courses:

Church Planting
Leadership Development
Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
Mercy ministry (refugee work)