(Updated: February 14th, 2022) Some minor edits. I previously compared us to Moses and we are not Moses.
In the same way, Moses was told by his father in law that he needed counsels and appointed leaders to help him manage everyone’s problems, administrators and leaders help fill this purpose for a church today.
(NIV) Romans 12:08, “…if it is to lead, do it diligently…”
(ESV) 1 Corinthians 12:28, “And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.”
Administration – Those who direct or manage a business, events, or other things. In Bible translations, some refer to administrating as “guidance.”
Leader– A manager, director or guide.
From what I’ve gathered, an administer is good at organizing, doing tasks that some may find tedious, and they also are great at figuring out potential problems, while looking ahead. After studying what many consider a “visionary” to be (see post: Visionaries & Vision Boards: Warning To Christians) it seems an administer has the qualities of what some may call a Christian “visionary.” (I do not hold to this term.)
(NIV) Zechariah 7:09, “This is what the LORD Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.”
(NLT) Proverbs 11:14, “Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.”
There could be various administrators in a church. They are the coordinators. They manage particular parts of the church. Someone may be in charge of all Sunday school materials, therefore all Sunday school teachers would report to them.
(NLT) Proverbs 15:22, “Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.”
In the same way, administrators are the head of their departments, leaders are the head of groups. We have Sunday School teachers. One person in charge of others who leads the group. Sometimes being a teacher puts a person in a position of leadership. In all of these ways, the church is edified and encouraged, which is one of the main purposes of spiritual gifts. (See: Women’s Role In A Church)
As the scripture shared above showed, all leaders must be diligent. To show care and persistence in their work. All leaders/administrators of the church body MUST reflect Jesus Christ. He is our example.
(NLT) Isaiah 11:02, “And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him— the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.” In talking about the seed from Jesse, which is Christ.
God can use our skills for organization, our eye for detail, our ability to work with others, and much more. But God can also equip us with these traits when we are not naturally equipped.
But there are many people who claim to be called by God and they are not. Be wary and test the spirits! Post | How To Identify A False Teacher (Pastor/Mentor)
-For A Full Look On Spiritual Gifts and What Has Been Covered So Far See This Post (list is at bottom).
Monthly Scripture- (NKJ) Psalm 85:03, “You have taken away all Your wrath; You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger.”
Second Blog: Peeking Beneath