It should go without saying, “Leaders are not owners” but sometimes a leader can project a sense of ownership. Regardless of one’s role, the part a steward-leader plays is more about relationships than a position he or she holds.
We know the book of Revelation as a prophetic document. It is! It has been written with the clear purpose to reveal things that will happen shortly, but as in the book of Daniel, there are prophetic parts and also spiritual insights.
As a pastor I cannot lead from a distance. I’ve got to be present with the people.” Pastor Andre Ascalon of the First Seventh-day Adventist Church of Newark, New Jersey (USA) shared this
statement with me. It made a real impression.