Last year we also changed our structure. Prior to the change we had a 25+ Council made up of Administrative Elders, Pastoral Elders and Deacons. It was a very ineffective and inefficient model....
Thanks for sharing this, a great topic, one that I have been personally wrestling with. I would avoid the extremes (no need for shepherds at all, calling people only to be 'self-feeders'), but...posted on: No Place for Shepherds?