Church leadership has always been complicated. Although we often think of the ancient gatherings of Christians as developing from one fixed stage of organization to the next, the evidence from the broad, ancient Mediterranean world portrays a much more flexible and fluid organization. What might that suggest for today?
Boyles, John, "Fluid Roles and Regulations: Insights on Church Organization From the Ancient Mediterranean" (2018). Lectureship and Summit Audio Collection. 5404.