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Church Leadership through Consensus

God's Way Sacrificed To many, the idea of church leadership through consensus sounds like leadership is taken from God and given into the hands of men. Nevertheless, it is precisely God’s way of seeing His will done in and through the Church. Sadly, the church is full of stories of leadership abuse, which could have… Continue reading Church Leadership through Consensus

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Hierarchical Leadership – The Main Hindrance in the Body of Christ Part 5

Part 5 (Go here for part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 6) While we have taught and even encouraged complete dependency on Jesus as our Head with mutual submission to one another, in reality we have also erroneously instituted and taught hierarchical leadership in the Body of Christ as being Biblical. The two… Continue reading Hierarchical Leadership – The Main Hindrance in the Body of Christ Part 5

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Hierarchical Leadership – The Main Hindrance in the Body of Christ Part 3

Part 3 (Go here for part 1, part 2, part 4, part 5, part 6) We have patterns in our Christianity that follow the exact philosophies of this world. One of these is in the area of leadership. We are aware that we should not lord it over one another, but our structures have hierarchy and… Continue reading Hierarchical Leadership – The Main Hindrance in the Body of Christ Part 3

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What divides the body of Christ – Part 4

I have a dream Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, let me share my dream. I have a dream that one day we will again gather as the ecclesia, regardless of our differences, united by God’s love as expressly seen in Jesus, and letting nothing get in the way of that. Until then, the… Continue reading What divides the body of Christ – Part 4

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To Whom are Leaders Accountable?

Everyone in the Church is answerable to the whole body in the light of God’s Word and no one should be above another. Notice, Peter was questioned by the “circumcision party” for his involvement with the Gentiles. He was answerable to the whole body, even if those who questioned him were wayward. And it is… Continue reading To Whom are Leaders Accountable?

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Servant Leadership – a Misnomer

“Servant leadership” is a misappropriation of Jesus’ words, where instead of being servants, we choose to be leaders with servant-like attitudes.  On the outset it seems right, but all the while we maintain the status quo of worldly hierarchical leadership that Jesus didn’t want among His people.  It never fulfills Jesus’ intention of simply having… Continue reading Servant Leadership – a Misnomer