We used to camp using old canvas tents with two wood poles. I was confident they were handed down from the Army Corp of Engineers in the 1930s. The challenge was getting the tension right on the guide lines that held the poles in place. When the lines were right and the tension balanced then the poles stayed upright. When the tension was wrong the poles leaned and the tent eventually collapsed. Alignment came from balanced tension.
God gave 5 types of leadership to the local church; missionary leadership, discerning leadership, proclaiming leadership, caring leadership, and teaching leadership. We identity these styles and personalities in Eph 4:11-12 as apostles/missionaries, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers. Each leader is given to the church as a gift. These are not spiritual gifts like Romans 12:6-8; the individuals are the gifts. Each leader is there to help the church grow into maturity but each leader operates in tension with the other four. Missionaries want to go for God; prophets want to listen for God’s guidance and direction. They can pull against each other at times. Evangelists want to reach more for God; teachers want to take more deeper for God. Prophets want holiness; shepherds want love.
Make sure your leadership is tempered by all five voices. Without the tension the structure can lean, ministries will get out of balance, and the organization can collapse. Find the various gifts/leaders inside your church. Give each God-ordained voice a place to speak into what God’s church is doing. Oh, one more thing. When camping, bigger storms could only be weathered with ample lines pulling against each other in balanced unity. Bigger wind needed more tension, not bigger ropes in one or two places.