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