Anything that is “Out of Order” can cause a lot of inconvenience. Can it be due to policy implementation or even the church out of order as agent of transformation that our church can collapse? Failure is mainly due to the leadership. The preacher stressed on 3 important points.
1. The leaders must direct the Church (v 5) in motivating, providing mutual accountability etc. The need to work as a team and another is living out the faith we profess.
“Submission is the ability to lay down the terrible burden of always needing to get our own way”
2. The leaders must disciple people (v 6 - 8) e.g. teaching by example, live a blameless life i.e. both in life and in the church, in his home, community, personal life, not greedy for gain in his finances etc. These qualifications are not meant for leaders only.
3. The leaders must know Biblical doctrine (v 9) e.g. biblical convictions, able to be rooted in the word of God. In a Christian institution leaders are not selected to lead administration affairs only but also as living example, guide and teacher of faith.
“What you do as a leader will depend on who you are” (by James A. Autry) and is not about title, position or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing the other.
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