The dangers of hierarchy and centralization of power in the church seems to produce corruption, lack of accountability, demagoguery, abuse, and all the rest. The Protestant Church and the Roman Catholic Church are in all out crisis mode now. The image of the Roman Catholic Church is befouled and apparently unsalvageable now. What can be done? A return to decentralized elderships and a rejection of the single pastor man-of-God motif is where the true church is headed. It sounds a lot like Titus 1:5, 1 Peter 5:1, Phil. 1:1, and 1 Timothy 4:14 — ordination by the laying on of the hands of a “presbytery.”
Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.