Dispatch 19: [the new christians] downplay – or outright reject – the differences between clergy and laity.
Tony Jones, The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier (Jossey-Bass, 2008), p. 204.

This got me thinking:

Laity/ church member role: to do and to be what God has for you/ us to do and to be.

Clergy/ pastor/ elder role: to do and to be what God has for you/ us to do and to be shoulder to shoulder with the laity. (Also to shepard by example of character and godliness as is required.)

Job of the community (laity and clergy): to figure out what God wants the community to do and to be.

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