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The Need for Church 'Leaders'?

The following conversation was heard somewhere in central Florida on a rainy afternoon under an awning at a soda fountain. Mickey: So, as I understand it, you think the Church needs leaders? Donald: Yes. Mickey: And you think that what we need to do is train more leaders for the Church? Donald: Yes. Mickey: Is a teacher of the Scriptures a leader?Let us say, a Bible professor? Donald: Yes. Mickey: Is this Bible professor a leader because he has been taught how to lead or because he has been taught the Bible and can now teach the Bible to others? Donald: Because he has been taught the Bible. Mickey: Then, being a leader is irrelevant to the Bible professor.He does not need leadership training.He does not need to know how to run a business or corporation.He does not need to know how to be the president of a country.He simply needs to know his Bible and how to teach it. Donald: Why, yes, I suppose so! Mickey: Is a pastor a leader? Donald: Oh, yes. Mickey: Is he a leader because he has been taught how…