Everyone needs an advocate, a champion, upholder, backer, supporter. The idea involves someone who comes alongside and stands in the place of someone else. Biblically, Jesus is our Advocate.
Consider our position as leaders.
When people struggle with their faith, when people deal with the challenges of life, when others step out to accept responsibility, will we be an advocate for them?
During a time of temptation, personal trial, or spiritual growth, leaders must be an advocate.
The necessity is vital to the development of the Lord’s church. Christians need to know the Advocate they have in Jesus, and they need to know the advocate they have in leadership.