“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Matt.4:19
a ministry or a congregation to lead them. (God does not call
anyone to church leadership!) As in Samuel’s day, the desire for
mortal leadership among God’s people is a rejection of God’s leadership.
saith unto you, do it.
know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over
them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it
shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among
you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief
among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man
came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give
his life a ransom for many.
practices of the group they will lead,
prove their proficiency in explaining/teaching the beliefs
and practices of the group they will lead,
ordination certificates, letters of commendation)
verifying that authorities recognized by the group they
will lead are satisfied that they are qualified to lead.
To be continued....