Power sharing and collaborative ministry are thorny questions within church circles and many faith communities. Jesus can be our model and our guide, in this as in all questions. When he sent the apostles out he did so in pairs and “gave them power and authority.” Add it up and it equals shared, collaborative ministry. Those who are sure of their own authority are able to share it freely and without fear. More ministries and leadership positions will open up in the church when those with power learn to trust the faith community the way Jesus did.
Ezra 9:5-9; Luke 9:1-6 (451).
“He sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”