Shepherds Who Are Sheep

It is important that leaders see themselves and are seen by others as part of the church. Professionalism is always the enemy of authentic gospel leadership. Leaders are not a special class set apart on their own, having to face burdensome responsibilities and forced to endure a lonely existence. Leaders cannot be detached. They must be visible believers who live their lives openly in the midst of the believing community….A leader is not a ‘special’ case: he is a servant of the gospel among gospel servants; a brother among his brothers and sisters.

Total Church (Steve Timmis and Tim Chester) pp. 120-121