Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Church Leadership
In a time where I'm aware of many churches with issues in their leadership in one way or another, Andrew Jones' post on leadership in the emerging church is helpful (as are the comments).
Here's a quote:
"The emergent dynamics of the new churches have a decentralized, non-hierachical leadership system that seems to work. But because it doesn't look like anyone is in charge, the older organizations sometimes insist that their old leadership forms be adopted"

Perhaps one of the factors that affects how we view church leadership is church size.
Is bigger better? Or is as Stuart Murray would suggest, the emphasis on large congregations a bi-product of Christendom? In a smaller setting "flat" leadership models are much more viable.
Suzie and I lead our cell group (10 people) - but in reality it kind of leads itself.

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