Plural eldership – principle or practice

At our Union Learning Community today we ended up talking about how we approach the question of plral leadership. We spent a little bit of time talking about approaches that emphasise a single leader within the hierarchy. What We actually tried to do here was be fully empathetic with the view and understand the arguments for it ( I may try and include a post on this sometime). This was stretching. However, I think that our group remained convinced at the end that leadership in general and leadership in particular should be plural.  Continue reading

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I believe in plural leadership

I was asked today to explain a bit more about our approach to “collective” or plural leadership. Here are five things I highlighted about why plural leadership is good  when it works well (Disclaimer: we don’t always get it right and so it does not always work well!) Continue reading

What is the church?

In his book “Sojourners and Strangers” Gregg Allison argues that before we describe The Church “functionally” (what it is there to do), we need to describe it “ontologically” (what it is).

I wonder

1.       How we would describe what the church is?”

2.       How this might affect our approach to church life? Continue reading