A great hindrance to simple church as the New Testament shows it …

Is the lie that it’s all up to you.

This feeds the resulting impulse to try to make it happen by then directing, motivating and coordinating everyone else …

Under your primary “leadership” or “vision”.

In simple church as the New Testament shows it, however, God’s people learn to lead forth – each and every one – as He directs …

According to the diverse gifts, motivations and callings He distributes among us.

This happens in submission one to another, as we prefer each other over ourselves.

Biblical elders, who unassumingly serve together within those local communities, understand this.

In contrast, those who presume to assume the unbiblical role of solo “pastor” eventually restrict God’s people – and themselves – to an edifice of their own limitations, motivations and agenda …

No matter how well intended.