The microchurch leader is on the frontlines of advancing the kingdom of God into the world.
The microchurch leader is engaging the world, is a 24/7 worshiper of Jesus and a leader in service, both within the microchurch and the broader community. Determined to bring the gospel message to a specific people group, he or she leads their team to build meaningful relationships while providing tangible service to meet real needs. The team works together to develop a productive ministry that loves, serves and encourages a chosen people-group toward faith in Jesus.
The microchurch is the primary organizing structure within Redeeming Mercy and the microchurch leader is the primary human catalyst that moves the microchurch into being. He or she then encourages and equips their team to engage with the people they serve.
With few exceptions, an MC leader will qualify as an elder as per New Testament instructions (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9). They and their co-leaders are the pastors, deacons and staff of Redeeming Mercy. They are the critical center of the ministry and mission of Redeeming Mercy.
The other leaders described below are in place to advance the success of the microchurches, their leaders and their people as they move out on mission.