There is an absolute flood of leadership materials that has been released in recent years. These have included works that have been “Christian” and there have been “non-Christian” resources. There is an inherent danger in using “non-Christian” resources for leadership in Jesus’ Church. The Word of God gives us an alternative leadership model to what many “non-Christian” models present. There is a different kind of authority that is present in a “non-Christian” leadership situation. There is a fear/intimidation factor in present in this kind of situation. There are many cases in church leadership where there is not an option to “fire” a non-productive “employee.” In this scenario a church leader has an obligation to help the “non-productive” Christ follower grow in grace and become a more effective servant of God. This obligation is not present in a non-Christian leadership situation.
This will be a work in progress because there is much more to say about leadership in the church.