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The Church was originally a decentralized movement. Before everything became housed in church buildings with hierarchical leadership, the priesthood of all believers was equipped and sent to make disciples.
In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with Rob Wegner and Lance Ford about why the distributed structures of 'starfish' organizations uniquely fit the church today. Just like a starfish can reproduce itself fully from only one of its legs, churches with this type of regenerative ability are much more nimble in reacting to external change and outside forces.
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- The difference between "spider" and "starfish" organizations.
- How embracing the starfish's reproductive ability changes the way we lead the church.
- Why equipping is job #1 for pastors and leaders in the church today.
- How every Believer carries the full DNA of a disciple-making movement.
From this episode:
"Leaders need to do an honest heart evaluation, asking themselves, 'how much equipping of the saints am I really doing for ministry out there–not just church service jobs and activities?' Remember, equipping is different from teaching. Equipping is a relational transaction that is personal and requires time and gives people the freedom to grow as they learn, and learn as they go."
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