Expansion of Authority

Expansion of authority is the fifth of the five elements in the covenantal structure of authority – source, delegation, standard, transfer and expansion. Covenantally speaking, the expansion of authority answers the basic question asked by all communities: “What does the future look like?” Practically, Basileians cultivate a commitment to expand the authority of the Kingdom in these ways: 1) in our mode of worship in the fifth movement of the Liturgy, 2) in our way of life marked by the three practices of our primary discipline of serve – offer hospitality to all already within the Church and to those yet beyond the Church, advance the Kingdom through our vocational callings and travel to the edges of established expressions of Christendom.

Also see Ambassadors, Covenant, Future-Ancient, Hosts, Serve, and Voluntary Exiles.