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You are so spot-on. Thanks!


Ben, brilliant post/article. I think what you're expressing is an example of the push-back taking place against the CEO-type leader of a church. While I'm all for being the best leader possible and best organization possible, the church is NOT a business, and it took me leaving church work for the business world to realize just how true that statement is.

Ministry is a holy, reverent, unique calling. While people should be equipped for the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:12) that doesn't absolve the minster of still being a CHRISTIAN. I heard a leader once say he would fire his staff if they were doing ministry instead of raising up leaders to do the ministry. I could no disagree with that statement more! While we should be all about empowerment it doesn't mean we're not still responsible as CHRISTIANS to be out there, loving and serving people.

This is a long comment. I'll stop now...

Great article.

I read this and then found Craig Groeschel's topic on "isolation" today. Great discussion and questioning going on here and there.

Great message for the Body of Christ right now and it really ministered to me.

The day we stop being vulnerable we block true healing and ministry from working through us. You can't "protect" the anointing from other people, you can only share it.

The Apostle Paul says it like this: 2 Corinthians 4.7-14

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for writing this for us, Ben. You are the man!

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