Natural Leadership in the Household of God

There are natural 'elders' in the church, those who because of spiritual gifts practise oversight of the congregation even though they are not ordained. There are also natural leaders in the church who because of their natural office ought to practise oversight in the congregation even though they are not ordained.

I want Crossroads to emphasise the importance of the second type of natural leaders - the husbands, parents, household leaders and men. I want the church to know that the most important structure is not the small group but the household devotion. I want us to spend as much time strengthening the natural structures in our church as the programmed structures.

And I suspect that these structures will provide much more organic opportunities for evangelism, edification, hospitality and the concrete application of gospel truth.