Crazy thinking about leadership styles
I think most of us came out of authoritarian style churches. I was just thinking and writing about which style of leadership should be right for churches... and is it every correct to have the authoritarian type (autocratic) in church. One example that I see working in my community of an autocratic leadership church is a biker ministry. Most of them have come out of addictive lifestyles and need the rigid format to recover. When I first got saved, I also needed that rigid structure as I had been on drugs.
What do you all think? How does that work in a church? Maybe it's a matter of timing rather than style... Maybe the leadership has to know when to let go and when to dominate. Seems like a delicate balance to me...
“Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected?”