Is the celebrity culture influencing how the church thinks about church leadership? This article argues that the church has been influenced, and this emerges in how the church chooses its leaders more according to giftedness than godliness. The author explains why this is a problem, and points to a better way to find leaders.
What should church leadership look like? This article first discusses New Testament terms for church leaders, such as apostles, elders, and deacons, and then explains that elders are called to rule God's church, and should be men, not women. It also discusses common models of church government: Episcopalian, Presbyterian, and Independent.
Is there a relationship between economics and church leadership? If you see economics as stewardship, then there are some lessons to take from economics. An economically wise church leadership requires that out of all the ministry opportunities before you, allocate your limited resources to the most effective ministry opportunities.
How do we move from the Bible to formulating theology? This article believes that a study of good examples may help to prevent the exercise from becoming purely theoretical. The author uses John Calvin to present an example of how one person made such a move. In particular he uses Calvin’s implicit approach to church leadership and in particular church government. This article wants to understand how Calvin moved from the Bible to practice and then compares it to contemporary models.