“Humble teaching and servanthood is the model of spiritual leadership that Jesus sets for his under shepherds. That’s our goal. We want to be—and known by the congregation as—men who are lowly inspirit and gentle at heart, who teach God’s Word with a spiritual authority that comes from God, an authority that’s not rooted in our personalities or techniques, but that’s derived from speaking his Word faithfully.” (Paul Alexander, in 9Marks March/April 2007 Vol 4, Issue 3 “Elder training” page 19)
What a great quote on spiritual leadership! I found this as I continue work on our elder process at Orchard Community Church. This really captures my hope for elders at OCC.