What does it take to lead a church today in America?

Holly Hall of The Vanderbloemen Search Group writes in her article, “How to Increase Productivity on Your Ministry Team” for

As a senior leader of a ministry, one of your biggest concerns should be growth and sustainability. Whether measured by clear numbers or more intangible qualities, your team’s productivity will have a direct influence on the sustainability of your organization. Here are five thoughts on how I recommend increasing the productivity of your ministry team.

Is this really what leadership in the church has become?

Maybe Ms. Hall’s article describes the biggest priority of Senior Pastors in today’s church, but it does not describe the role of an Elder in a New Testament Church.

Sure, when I was running my own companies, growth and sustainability was a top priority… but the church is not a corporation.

As a shepherd to the church, my concerns are not growth and sustainability of an organization, but the holiness (both individual and corporate), faithfulness to New Testament Apostolic doctrine, and Gospel Mission.

I read these kinds of articles and “advice” to pastors and I wonder, “maybe there is no longer a place for me???”

So what then is the future of leadership in the church?

Tomorrow, I will have a few suggestions…

Dr. J.R. Miller is a Professor of Applied Theology and Leadership & Dean of Online Learning at Southern California Seminary. Outside work, he is a church planter. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background and authored multiple books on church history, biblical theology, and Leadership. Joe and his wife Suzanne enjoy the sun and surf with their 3 sons in San Diego, CA.

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