Unit 2.17 Microgovernance


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Microgovernance:  Yongii Cho and a few others provide leadership that sets direction.[1] Only a relatively few creative leaders are needed for this giant church to function; rather than continually reinventing itself and focusing on planning something new, the majority focus on diligent labor in the harvest. The pastoral staff of 171 ordained pastors, 356 non-ordained pastors and 100,113 lay leaders focus on the implementation of the fourfold ministry pattern.[2] The 1319 elders, all men, set policy but are also leaders in service. Statistically, this is microgovernance; elders represent half of 1% of attenders and there is one elder for every 530 members. While 1 in 7 members serves in leadership, their energy is shifted to direct service to Jesus Christ and away from institutional governance through committees. Yoido’s leadership focuses on service, not representative governance.

[1]Ibid., 79. Cf. Bill Easum and Bil Cornelius, Go Big: Lead Your Church to Explosive Growth (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006), 19-40, 79-80.

[2]Yoido Full Gospel Church, Organization; http://english.fgtv.com/yoido/organi.asp (accessed June 18, 2007).

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The quote is from Major League Disciple Making: An Overview of the Best Research on the Cell Church, an online course developed for the Institute for Discipleship at www.BeADisciple.com in 2009. Course materials, including these lectures, can be downloaded here: http://www.disciplewalk.com/IFD_MLD_Class_Links.html

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