Our thanks to John Scott Wilson III for the following post.  Used by permission.
Thinking that earthly leadership is founded on culture, organization, authority, and control and is institutional in nature, to be a leader infers you have followers. Christ said “not so with you.” Christ is our only Leader and leads through the full functioning of all the members of the body. I think too often we become too enamored with the word “leader” when our focus should be on Christ and living by His life of love. Because there are no distinctions in Christ then He can function through whomever whenever. To make a distinction in how someone “should” function based on earthly differences is not of Christ. The problem of institutionalism.  My thoughts any way.