Saturday, February 2, 2019

Lead me where?

In a recent  article on Smart Church Management on team charters the term 'leader' was used.

My comment:

I don't like the term 'leader' in any Christian context. We are led by the Spirit. The term creates an impression of inherent authority which runs against the dynamic of a church. Better 'convenor', 'facilitator', 'organiser', 'administrator'. More humble, more Christian, more community, and more accurate.
I could have added 'minister' as well, or 'servant' to defuse any historical confusion. The age old term that truly and scriptually describes who we relate in the church. Church is not a business, political party, military unit or Boy Scout troop.

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