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

Is the lie that it’s all up to you.

That lie feeds the resulting impulse to then try to make it happen by 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 …

In submission one to another.

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

In contrast, others who presume to assume the unbiblical role of solo “pastor” eventually limit God’s people – and themselves – to an edifice of their own ego, structure and agenda …

No matter how well intended.