Flotsam and jetsam (1/14)

I feel like I need to put out there why I think leadership in this mode is not Biblical, why we might need to find a new word when we are talking about what leaders do in a church, and why if we are ever going to truly “lead” a community into the Kingdom it requires a skill quite different than what many in the church have come to describe as “leadership.”

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on January 14, 2011, in Misc and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. can’t see the leadership link.

  2. Thanks for fixing that link Marc. It was a worthwhile read. One of the issues that I see about the leadership movement is it see’s people as a commodity to help achieve or fulfil a goal… instead of seeing that developing people in relationship with each other / God is the goal.

    • Great point, Craig. Although I think we can learn from how leadership functions in the world as a whole, I do think we naively import too much of that meaning into the church without adequate reflection on how leadership needs to be reshaped and transformed by the truth of the Gospel.

      • One of the areas I am making an presumptive leap is the 80/20 rule and how this affects the pastoral view we have towards our congregation.

        I agree we need GOOD leadership within the church; the question is do we dare critique and challenge what we consider to be poor leadership and if we do dare to do so…how do we begin to do it.

  3. Thanks so much Marc 🙂

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