Transfer of Authority

The transfer of authority is the fourth of the five elements in the covenantal structure of authority – source, delegation, standard, transfer and expansion. Covenantally speaking, the transfer of authority answers the basic question asked by all communities, “What happens to those who keep the rules and to those who don’t?” Practically, Basileians cultivate a commitment to transfer authority in these ways: 1) in our mode of worship in actions of the fourth movement of the Liturgy, 2) in our way of life marked by the three practices of our primary discipline of govern – welcome all to come to the Table, make consensus decisions and create wealth give and tithe to fund the government of the Kingdom.

Also see Covenant, Friends of God, Govern, Sentinels, and Stewards.