Diversity in Leaders | #BeEquipped

Four12 Global ARTICLES, Luke Hulley, Ryan Kingsley


‘But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”’ 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

One of the main priorities of our generation is diversity, inclusivity and equal representation in business, media, sport and entertainment. In this latest session of #BeEquipped, Shaun Brauteseth and Luke Hulley look at diversity in church leadership. They discuss how church leadership structures work and whether the church should build the same way as others do to keep up with the world around them. Ultimately, they remind us that the church is God’s people, it is His Kingdom, and as Lord and King, we need to keep in step with His Spirit and do things His way.


This clip forms part of the #BeEquipped series – conversations around contemporary issues facing the church. Watch other videos from the series.

Shaun played punk rock for a living, then worked for a chicken company, then wrote copy for adverts. Now he’s one of the full-time pastors at Oxygen Life Church. He has a lovely wife, Sammy Jane, and two beautiful children.

Luke is a follower of Christ, a leader in Joshua Generation Church, married to the beautiful Zandile and a writer when he gets the time. He was a passionate school teacher for 6 years, but now takes care of God’s kids full time.