What Becomes of Leadership?

The place of leadership in institutional expressions of church life have been clearly defined for centuries. One of the great joys of thinking outside the box of organized religion is that we have to rethink issues like leadership and discipline in an entirely new context. Brad and Wayne respond to one of our listeners as he opens a discussion on what leadership looks like in more relational expressions of body life and how it can function far more effectively in that context than in how we've traditionally thought about it.


  1. Ephesians 4:11-13 says “And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ………” I liked what was said about these gifts being given to serve the body and that ultimately the highest call being that of brothers and sisters in the Lord. It’s what the rest of the scripture says that excites me the most:…..” till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” They are necessary giftings right now but imagine that day when we are of one mind and heart!

    One of my own observations of God’s relational distribution of the spiritual gifts (or roles) has been the way he can use these leadership differences within everyday normal life and the marketplace. Heather Clark examines this in regards to the arts in her book “The Dancing Hand of God” It might not answer the question but it’s interesting food for thought: http://www.heatherclarkband.com/gl/public/article.php?story=20040324142418603

    Regarding the question, Chip Brogden gives his thoughts: http://www.watchman.net/articles/all.html

  2. brad,thankyou for letting holy spirit guide you to scotland,i am so encouraged

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