Church Leadership is Not

Being a local church leader is not passing trays for communion. It is not about opening offering boxes or passing offering baskets. It is not about counting people, so our attendance records are correct. It is not about sitting on a committee or a board, discussing topics, and making decisions. 

Jesus gives us a picture of a Godly leader in Mark 10:42-45 (NIV 2011). Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Leaders in the Church are people who selflessly serve other congregational members. It is not about position but a willingness to help others on behalf of God. Sometimes, it might involve passing trays or sitting in on a ministry team meeting. But those things are an extension of your serving as a leader, not an indicator that you are one. 

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