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HTS Theological Studies

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MANALA, Matsobane J.. A triad of pastoral leadership for congregational health and well-being: leader, manager and servant in a shared and equipping ministry. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2010, vol.66, n.2, pp. 1-6. ISSN 2072-8050.

That ministry is to be given back to the laity is a laudable proposition. However, the level of development in many township and village communities is still such that a strong leadership and management facilitation role is demanded of the pastor. In such contexts, the pastor is also the only one who is always available for church tasks. The point of departure of this article was that the pastor is primarily a facilitator who assumes the tasks of a leader, a manager and a servant. The Trinitarian office of Christ is taken as model. Christian leadership, as discussed from a systems perspective, is seen as enabling rather than hegemonic. The pastor fulfils the seven leadership functions in order to equip the saints for their Christian service. Church management is redefined as a process which takes place in meaningful collaboration with others, over against the objectification found in conventional definitions which focus on 'getting things done through people'. This article discussed servant leadership and service provision as the central purpose of Christian leadership.

Palavras-chave : triad of pastoral leadership; congregational health and well-being; leadership; management; facilitation; servant leadership.

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