Modern Believing

Humility in Leadership: Kenotic Ecclesiology for a Post-pandemic Age

Modern Believing (2020), 61, (4), 344–354.


With the current challenge of the global pandemic, this article explores kenotic ecclesiology, paying particular attention to the value of humility as a necessary charism in church leadership. It advocates an Open Church to emerge in the post-pandemic era: kenotic ecclesiology, rooted in authentic Christology. A humble church does not try and ‘cling’ to its former status. Rather, it empties itself, taking the form of a servant. When found in this form, it can become obedient to its call to live an authentically humble-incarnate existence, and as an agent for the ushering in of the Kingdom of God.

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Percy, Martyn