Essentials for Pastoral Leadership Seminar

This one-week seminar, taught by Leon Martin and Clyde Byler, is for every pastor or deacon who wants to learn methods of godly pastoring or simply refresh the basic pastoring principles that he had already learned. Spouses are encouraged and welcome to attend as well. Topics to be covered include:

  • Study methods to make sermon preparation easier and more effective
  • Creating a sermon outline that is understandable for the audience
  • Sermon delivery that encourages people to listen intently
  • How to encourage people who are grieving
  • What to say and what to not say when offering consolation
  • Conflict resolution and how to diffuse tension
  • Time management that allows a balanced life between church and family
  • Dynamics of team ministry and what is required to make it work properly

Schedule - October 31-November 4, 2022
NOTE: October 17-21 seminar is full


  • 4:00-5:00 | Arrival and registration
  • 5:00 | Supper
  • 6:00-7:00 | Orientation


  • 8:00 | Sessions
  • 10:00-10:30 – Chapel
  • 10:30 | Brunch
  • 12:30-5:00 | Sessions
  • 5:00 | Supper


  • 8:00 | Sessions
  • 10:00-10:30 – Chapel
  • 10:30 | Brunch
  • 11:30-1:00 | Conclusion

NOTE: the October 17-21 seminar is full

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Cost | $350 | Individual

            $450 | Couple

The above total includes tuition and meal costs. Room and board is $100 per adult and $25 per child (Children 3 and under are free). 

Lodging | Attendees will stay in the EBI housing (dorm, etc.). Dorm rooms include two bunk-beds, two dressers, a shower room, a toilet room, and  two sinks. 

Essential Items to Bring: a Bible, a note-taking device, bedding (Twin-size), and towels and wash clothes.