Responsible Leaders

Responsible Church Leaders

Today, responsible Church leaders  (lack of) are a major crisis in the local churches of America. Many church leaders import American business principles into the local church, without much regard for what the Bible says about the requirements and responsibilities of church leadership.

Modern pastors minimize their responsibility of preaching & teaching God’s Word and the role of a pastor while most of their focus is on being the CEO of the church. They view the church as a product to be marketed to the consumer. As a business, you have to give the customers what they are looking for.  Instead Paul tells Timothy in 2 Tim 4:1-5  that the church leader needs to:

Preach the Word

“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

The time has now come!    The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, 

However if Scripture is sufficient for life and godliness and equips God’s people for every good work, it also addresses matter of church leadership. Therefore we should look to God’s Word to what church leaders should be/do!

Responsible Church Leaders

1. Godly church leaders are responsible to lead.

2. Godly church leaders are responsible to walk personally with God. (know – do – teach)

Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

3. Godly church leaders are responsible to work together.

4. Godly church leaders are responsible to help those in the church walk personally with God.

Thoughts taken from following Bible Org article:  Bible Org-Church Leaders

The COVID-19 Pandemic has placed a large burden on the church leadership to step up and confront the impact of the pandemic on church health.

Mid – COVID-19 Pandemic

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