RTC Elders' Retreat 2020 | Shepherding Together: Leading as Part of a Team of Elders

RTC ELDERs' retreat 2020


Elders are shepherds of the flock, and shepherds must lead the flock. But what kind of leadership are elders called to give? How are they to relate to other leaders in the church? Do they need the gift of leadership or is godly character the only qualification? How can good leadership be given by a team?

RTC’s 2020 Elders’ Retreat will explore these questions from the Scriptures, equipping elders and eldership teams to be biblical leaders of the church. This one-day seminar is designed for eldership teams to attend together, allowing time for team processing of the input on the day. It is also ideal training for potential elders.

Session 1: Biblical eldership: The Bible’s Story of elder-leaders (Murray Capill)
Session 2: Biblical leadership: Five ways the elders should lead (Murray Capill)
Session 3: A healthy eldership team: how to grow and work together as a leadership team. (Darren Middleton)


Dr Murray Capill


Murray is originally from New Zealand where he pastored a church in Auckland for 10 years. He came to Australia in 2001 to teach part-time at the College and continue in pastoral ministry in the CRCA. Since 2006 he has taught practical theology full-time and for 12 years he served as the Principal. He is the author of Preaching with Spiritual Vigour (2004) and The Heart is the Target (2014). Murray is married to Wendy and they have five children and four grandchildren.

Darren Middleton


Darren Middleton is the minister at North Geelong Presbyterian Church. He is happily married to Ruth, blessed with seven children, two awesome motorbikes and a lazy bulldog that bears a striking resemblance. Darren was converted at the age of 23 from a non-christian home when reading the Bible for the first time. After Bible College, he has served as a Presbyterian minister for the last 20 years across differing demographics in Vic and NSW. He has previously been on the board of Freedom for Faith as well as Convener of Church and Nation Committee in Victoria and Australia. He is an unrepentant Collingwood supporter.  

Event details

DATE: Saturday 16 May
Morning tea & lunch provided
VENUE: RTC Melbourne Campus; Level 3, 221 Queen Street Melbourne
COST: $85 (individual), $75 (group of 3 or more)
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