One Pastor or Many? The Case for a Plurality of Pastors (Part 6: What about a senior/lead pastor?)

As I have been making a case for the plurality of pastors model of church leadership, we have acknowledged that this approach is not without its objections. In our last post, we examined whether or not the plural model compromises congregationalism. Today, I want us to briefly consider the question: Does the plural pastor model… More

ONE PASTOR OR MANY? THE CASE FOR A PLURALITY OF PASTORS (PART 5: What about Congregationalism?)

Over the past several posts, I have argued that the Bible, church history, and conventional wisdom communicate that the healthiest model of church leadership is one in which leadership responsibilities are shared among a plurality of pastors. However, this model is not without concerns or perceived difficulties. Two of these common concerns are related to… More

ONE PASTOR OR MANY? THE CASE FOR A PLURALITY OF PASTORS (PART 4B: THE PRACTICAL BENEFITS)

Should churches be led by one primary pastor, or multiple pastors (often known as a “plurality”)? Over the past four posts, I’ve been making the case that the Bible, church history, and conventional wisdom communicate that the healthiest model of church leadership is one in which leadership responsibilities are shared among a plurality of pastors.  … More

ONE PASTOR OR MANY? THE CASE FOR A PLURALITY OF PASTORS (PART 4A: THE PRACTICAL BENEFITS)

Should churches be led by one primary pastor, or multiple pastors (often known as a “plurality”)? Over the past three posts, I’ve been making the case that the Bible, church history, and conventional wisdom communicate that the healthiest model of church leadership is one in which leadership responsibilities are shared among a plurality of pastors.  … More

ONE PASTOR OR MANY? THE CASE FOR A PLURALITY OF PASTORS (PART 3: THE HISTORICAL ARGUMENT)

Should churches be led by one primary pastor, or multiple pastors (often known as a “plurality”)? Over the past two posts, I’ve been making the case that the Bible, church history, and conventional wisdom communicate that the healthiest model of church leadership is one in which leadership responsibilities are shared among a plurality of pastors…. More

One Pastor or Many? The Case for a Plurality of Pastors (Part 2: The Biblical Argument)

Should churches be led by one primary pastor, or multiple pastors (often known as a “plurality”)?  In my last post, I began to make the following argument: The Bible, church history, and conventional wisdom communicate that the healthiest model of church leadership is one in which leadership responsibilities are shared among a plurality of pastors…. More

One Pastor or Many? The Case for a Plurality of Pastors

We hear the stories all too often. Another pastor experiences moral failure; abuse of pastoral authority; the congregation growing disgruntled that it’s the “pastor’s way or the highway.” Furthermore, we hear countless stories of not simply pastoral sin, but pastoral burnout and depression. Unfortunately, many church leadership structures are established in such a way that… More

Why I’m Taking My Kids to Protest Planned Parenthood

This Saturday, PVCC is leading a protest against Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest provider of abortions. Ninety percent of pregnant women who walk into Planned Parenthood will ultimately get an abortion. Not only does Planned Parenthood murder children, but they sell their organs for profit. At their own admission, sometimes the baby is still alive… More