Justin Elafros is Groups Pastor serving The Village Church in Flower Mound, TX (SBC, Acts 29) where he leads the church’s Home Groups, leaders, and coaches in addition to directing the Groups internship. He earned his B.A. from Moody Bible Institute and his M.A. in ministry from Cedarville University.
Justin has dedicated his adult life to ministry leadership, mentoring, and disciple making. Prior to pastoring at The Village Church he led mission trips with LeaderTreks and was residential director for men at Cedarville University.
Justin specializes in shepherding ministry through small groups, care and counsel strategies in the local church, recruiting and equipping group leaders and coaches, and practical, proven strategies that multiply leaders to meet the community needs of local congregations. He is married to Christy and they have three children, Cooper, Beckham, and Adelyn.
Dr. Jared Musgrove is Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Community Leadership Collective. He serves local churches and nonprofits, most recently as Leadership Pastor and Groups Pastor at The Village Church in Flower Mound TX (SBC, Acts 29) for twelve years. He earned a B.A. in journalism from The University of Oklahoma, a Master of Divinity in preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Executive Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has directed leadership development and discipleship environments in parachurch and local church contexts since 2002.
Jared is a regular guest on the Group Answers Podcast from Lifeway Leadership. He is an author and contributor for publications from B&H Academic and Zondervan.You can also read some of his writing at For The Church, PreachingSource.com, and LifeWay Groups.
He serves on leadership and advisory boards for Southwestern Seminary, Beta Upsilon Chi, and StoryChurch. He also coaches and teaches regularly on leadership, community, groups, prayer, and spiritual direction.
He is the proud husband of Jenny and father of Jordan and Joshua. You can find him on Twitter or Instagram at @jsmusgrove.
Dr. J. J. Seid is Leadership Development Pastor for the five congregations of Frontline Church in the greater metropolitan area of Oklahoma City, OK (SBC, Acts 29), where he oversees staff training, elder and deacon development, and community groups. He earned his B.A. in art and design from Judson University, his M.A. in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College, and his Doctorate of Educational Ministry in Executive Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
J. J. firmly believes that community leaders are the front line of pastoral care, and therefore should be pastored with the utmost care and consistency. He is most energized by thinking about how to better equip, coach, and disciple leaders. In the twelve years he has served as a pastor, J. J. has enjoyed building, launching, and leading: men’s and women's leadership development cohorts, biblical counseling ministry training programs, pastoral internship courses, discipleship boot camps, community group leadership trainings, and church-wide equipping events. He is the grateful husband of Kristen, and together they are the parents of Eisley (12), Schaeffer and Ryle (7), and Brinker (5).