The latest installment of the Bloggin’ the 28 series is posted by Marcel Schwantes over at Re-Inventing the Adventist Wheel. Here’s a little of what Marcel has to say about spiritual gifts and ministries:
Today’s church is going through a crisis in leadership. Leaders of the old guard often resist change in fear of loss of status or position. Moreover, leadership practice is changing. Hierarchical models are disappearing in favor of egalitarian and holistic models. This crisis is opening up the door for new leaders to rediscover the nature and calling of the church as an authentic community, a missional people in a hostile land. Out with the leadership cults, in with the leadership cultures. This shifting is led by Holy spirit-fueled, compassionate and emotionally-intelligent leaders gifted for creating individual, group and systemic change.
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