We need leaders. We need people who can lead the charge. We need people like Samuel and David in the Church. But we often miss the purpose of these leaders. Paul tells us the reason God gives leaders of different types to the Church in Ephesians 4:11-13 (NLT).
Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.
The purpose of the leader is to equip (“prepare” in other translations) God’s people to do His work. Yes, they are to certainly lead by…
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