If I wanted to transition the church toward being elder-led, then I knew I faced a long, uphill struggle, if not outright war. So I did what my old pastor suggested. I had elders without having elders. Let me explain.
This was a helpful exercise in seeing another’s perspective on all the ins and outs involved in a successful transition.
Balanced counsel on the balance between elders from a seasoned senior pastor.
Your ministry should not be ego-centric, but Christo-centric. Let it be driven by the Lord’s desires for your present church, not by the problems of your former church.