Authority in the Emerging Church

During my lunch breaks I have been thinking quite a bit about leadership and authority in the emerging church. In particular, I have been wondering where the authorities in the emerging church will come from if the trend of decentralizing, simple church continues to grow. In larger, centralized churches it’s easy to find leaders and to measure their success through numbers or members and ministries offered. Yet, the effectiveness of emerging churches is perhaps harder to guage. If that is the case, then what will become the criteria for our authorities and leaders in the emerging church?

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