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Indirect Leadership in the Early Church

Talking about indirect leadership often raises questions about the structure of the early church. Doesn’t the New Testament establish leaders to govern the church? Didn’t Paul appoint elders in the churches (Acts 14:23)? Didn’t he use the word “overseers” to describe these leaders (a word that has to do with directing people)? Yes. The New Testament establishes a pattern of leadership for the church. “He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and…

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Christianity and Leadership Research: Are They Incompatible?

The church can be arrogant at times and one of those times is in its response to leadership studies. Geoff Surratt wrote an article awhile back for ChurchLeaders.com titled “Why Leadership Training Doesn’t Work.” Let me be clear; I am not saying Geoff’s article came across as arrogant. In fact, I agree with his main points. But I want to use his article as a springboard to discuss an issue I have with many church…

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  • Psalm 94:18-19 August 23, 2019
    “When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
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