Local churches are the right starting place for the development of leaders

Local churches are the right starting place for the development of leaders


Leaders are essential to the ongoing life of the church. All churches need to think about the next men who will be leading in the church. We believe raising up godly leaders is the local church’s privilege and responsibility. As a benefit to our churches, we are pleased to offer additional help as requested. This help may include leadership retreats, working through important books, and providing other opportunities for development.

The state of the church reflects the state of its leaders. That's why we focus on equipping leaders first.

Frequently Asked Questions


No. However, for qualified individuals we will work hard to connect you with one of our local churches.

No. However, we work with our local churches in their church planting efforts. If you are interested in planting a church we would love to talk with you and possibly connect you with one of our churches.

This could change depending on the people we are working with. We have used books by Mark Dever, Kevin DeYoung, Al Mohler, J.I. Packer, and John Piper.

Table Fellowship is led by a board which is made up of the Senior Elder from each Table Fellowship church, our missions director, pastoral administrator, and president. This board is organized, in many ways, like an elder team in a healthy church. The elder team will have a plurality of elders and a lead elder (the pastor). The elders are equal in authority but different in function. The lead elder is the “first among equals”. That is the role of the president in Table Fellowship. The president of Table Fellowship is Tom Kelby. In the same way a pastor provides vision and leadership to the church, Tom has been asked to provide vision and leadership for Table Fellowship churches. He has been asked to, in essence, “pastor the pastors”. Tom was pastor of Cornerstone Church in Spooner, WI. Tom is also president of Hands to the Plow Ministries, a ministry focused on teaching and training leaders in the church.

Other ways we help



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Table Fellowship is a group of churches and missionaries on a journey together. We have committed ourselves to follow the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the inerrancy of God’s word and in the life-giving power of his Holy Spirit. We are striving to be biblically healthy. That is why we provide care for pastors. We work with independent churches who desire oversight and pastoral care for their leaders.

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