“…to provide theological leadership is to help the congregation or some other community of faith to enter into the shock, strangeness and novelty of the Christian gospel. It’s about pointing back to the seminal events of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection and drawing from them an orientation to the present and the future. It is this which not only orients us to the church’s only foundation, it is also the point from which we gain critical leverage over any cultural or ecclesial domestication of the church”
A wonderful article on what it means to lead a congregation theologically. The full article can be found here.