We believe leadership is vital and can empower and release people to be all God has called them to be. We don’t view or practice leadership in a hierarchical way but instead seek to exercise our leadership gifts and responsibilities through relationship, love and serving one another.
Our blueprint for leadership is to seek to emulate the flow of relationship that exists in the Trinity.
The King’s Church family has a Core Leadership Team and a wider Leadership Team. These teams offer a great blend of gifts and personalities, all passionate about Jesus and committed to serve and lead by example.
Andrew and Trenna Hulley are the team leaders and have been caught with a vision of the church being like a forest as opposed to a plantation.
Some key characteristics of a plantation are:
- Grown and managed to meet demand
- Mono-cultural/single species
- Highly sophisticated scientific methods used to produce high yield
- Nothing else grows in them
- Highly linear, only reproduces by deliberate planting
- Destroyed by fire
A forest on the other hand:
- It’s main purpose is life
- There are many interconnected relationships across a variety of species
- Simple, yet amazingly diverse
- Naturally occurring lifecycles mean they are self-managed
- Easily reproduced
- Fire causes them to reshape and releases the next generation
A useful image of how we see our leadership team working is in the way a cycling team functions. These teams have a leader and are made up of people with specific skills for different parts of the race i.e. a hill climber, a time-trialer, a sprinter.
Each rider is secure in their particular skill and part within the team. Every team member rides for the good of the team and they ride in a sacrificial way. Team members will ride in a way that protects and enables the most skilled for that section get to the front at the right time. The ‘senior’ rider at any given stage is the one most fitted for the task at hand. So it is with the Core Team... though Andrew and Trenna lead the team, others come to the fore at different stages.