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Servant leaders?

One day, Jesus' disciples were squabbling over which of them was the greatest. In fact, two brothers, James and John, had persuaded their mother to ask Jesus if they could have privileged positions in his Kingdom. The other disciples were indignant; they wanted those positions for themselves! Matthew 20:25-28 continues:  But Jesus called them to Himself and… Read More

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Who leads your church?

A.W. Tozer wrote this: "The God of the modern evangelical rarely astonishes anybody. He manages to stay pretty much within the constitution. Never breaks our bylaws. He's a very well-behaved God and very denominational and very much one of us, and we ask Him to help us when we're in trouble and look to Him… Read More

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What is God’s leadership training like?

The leaders God is looking for are very different to the leadership the world is looking for. God is looking for those who walk with a limp; those who, like Jacob, have surrendered unconditionally to God. He's looking for those who have been through his wilderness training school, educated in the college of hard knocks and… Read More

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What do we expect of our leaders?

God's ways are not our ways. People like their leaders to be like King Saul–head and shoulders above everyone else. They like them to be charismatic, outgoing, well qualified. To have university degrees, communicate persuasively, lead convincingly.  Leaders are to be out front, envisioning and inspiring, with larger-than-life personalities. In the church at large, we… Read More

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Do organic/simple churches believe in leadership?

People often say that simple/organic/house churches do not believe in leadership.  Is that true?  No! It's just that the leadership we do believe in looks completely different.   This is what is usually thought of as leadership: Jesus said, "It shall not be this way among you!" (Matthew 20:26) We'll explore it in the next… Read More