Recently, J. D. Greear blogged a portion of his forthcoming book, Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send. In the book (and the post), he discusses the principles or “plumblines” that orient his vision of mission and church planting. Here’s an excerpt:
Jesus’ vision of the church was not a group of people gathered around one anointed leader, but multiple leaders going out in the power of the Spirit. It’s a claim that very few of us take seriously: Jesus literally said that that a multiplicity of Spirit-filled leaders would be greater than his earthly, bodily presence (John 14:12).