And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming -Ephesians 4:11-14 NASB
The Leadership team (LT) is to represent all five of the above mentioned gifts (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor/Shepherd, and Teacher). The gifts are valued equally and require mutual honor of importance. Functional significance can vary dependent upon topic of discussion. It is the responsibility of the Leadership team to fully vet the steering and spiritual development of REACH Church in light of each gift.
This team of leaders primary responsibilities are:
- Seek the spiritual direction for REACH Church in equipping the saints for the works of service in response to God’s vision for reaping the harvest along with the body of Christ (unity).
- Providing an environment to understand the fullness of Christ and to live a "kingdom come" lifestyle on earth as it is in heaven
REACH Church will operate as a network of Core Groups. Leadership for each Core Group is mutually accountable to one another and the Leadership team. The group of leaders will continue mentoring one another into Christ-like maturity and seek Spiritual direction of the Core Groups as well as REACH Church. It is the responsibility of this group to raise up leaders and plant new groups.
The “planted” Core Group is depicted by the purple star. The leaders of this Core Group join Core Group leadership and are held to the same standard as well as extended respect for their input.
The arrows signify networking, connectivity, accountability, dream casting/vision sharing and working together. The dotted lines represent a flexible structure based on accountability and vision not on organizational control.