Something I've been thinking about for some time is the nature of working relationships - especially in a hierarchical institution. If you are a minister in the MCSA then you work in a hierarchical setting - with yourself as the bottom level! Bishops and superintendents are theoretically above you. How a minister relates to the church congregation or society depends very much on the personality or leadership style of the minister. He or she can make it hierarchical or more flat.
A hierarchy allows for working relationships based on power. I am the boss and you will do as I say. One can operate on a 'need to know' basis and expect simple obedience. A trust relationship is one where there is some measure of common understanding and, I think, a deeper knowledge of each other.
There are places where power relationships are appropriate - such as parent-child, teacher-class and other where trust relationships are appropriate - such as in a marriage. But exactly how to know which relationship is correct in a church situation is difficult. I know that I would nearly always prefer to work in a trust relationship with my boss.
The things is with power relationships - a powerful person will never need to trust anyone, until he or she is confronted with a friend who has equal power. And then, will they know how to trust?