praxis : to translate an idea into action
In this case, we seek to translate the idea of a biblical, functioning community into action, and we believe this begins with biblically established elders and deacons.
The praxis discovery track is designed to vet individuals who may sense a calling to either eldership or deaconship within the local church. The purpose behind this program is not to make leaders, but rather to identify the biblically qualified elders and deacons Jesus has already established in our ranks.
Participation in praxis is open to anyone at any level, including those who simply desire to learn, but individuals who specifically desire the formal offices of elder or deacon will be placed under more stringent requirements throughout the track. Those who desire to be an ordained elder will have some additional requirements.