Carlos at Ragamuffin Soul (one of the best blogs on the dub-ya), has a great post here, where he summarizes a recent talk by Jon Tyson. Given the current happenings at Willow, it leaves many of us scratching our heads (again). An excerpt:
The church with an Alpha male leading it is setting itself up for failure because the only person that can replace that leader when it is time is someone with equal qualities. A 10 replacing a 10. Therefore we need not build churches around great communicators but around 5 different pastoral leaders with different gifting. He named them.
Willow Creek is a prime example.
Bill Hybels steps down as Alpha male leader.
Hires 3 AMAZING communicators.
All resign after a while because they are only great. Not Hybels.
Bill Hybels now resumes Alpha male role.
So the main point is that there MUST be a rethinking of the current church model that is sweeping evangelical America.
Much to chew on.
Photo by Ruxor