Private Capacity

Private capacity is the capacity or authority of individual men and women exercised in individual governance in contrast to the public capacity or authority exercised by men as elders on behalf of collectives in collective governance. Westerners tend to emphasize the private capacity of individuals in individual (or self) governance while having a blind spot about the covenantal role of elders in the exercise of collective governance. A kingdomcultural understanding of governance upholds the equal value but different functions of private capacity along side of public capacity. The two complement each other instead of compete against or cancel each other.

Also see Collective Governance, Egalitarianism, “Governing Roles of Men and Women in Basileia,” Individual Governance, Kingly, Priestly, Prophetic, Public Capacity, and Traditionalism.