Mark 6:6b-13 (NLT) Then Jesus went from village to village, teaching the people. And he called his twelve disciples together and began sending them out two by two, giving them authority to cast out evil spirits. He told them to take nothing for their journey except a walking stick—no food, no traveler’s bag, no money. He allowed them to wear sandals but not to take a change of clothes.
“Wherever you go,” he said, “stay in the same house until you leave town. But if any place refuses to welcome you or listen to you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave to show that you have abandoned those people to their fate.”
So the disciples went out, telling everyone they met to repent of their sins and turn to God. And they cast out many demons and healed many sick people, anointing them with olive oil.
Jesus gives a clear task to his disciples before sending them out, combining responsibility and authority. And he never sends them out alone. but always in community with others (a partner in this case). This guidance is an important part of godly leadership. Spiritual leadership needs to help people see what the mission of God looks like for them, and encourages them to walk in the Spirit.