Some thoughts on abusive churches prompted by an article by Pat Zukeran of the same title.
Church leaders should resist the temptation to categorize and apply labels to the people they lead. This labeling is misguided and destructive.
When things are not to our liking, it is easy to develop a grumbling spirit. Recently two verses warned me against this; I share them here.
For effective change to take place in an organization, the leader must understand the needs of the organization and select the proper tool to drive that change. The analogy of using water, a chisel or dynamite to change rock provides some insight as to the proper speed and amount of change that is needed.
I am reminded of something I read about John Stott a while ago. He said that he wanted to live a lifestyle that would not cause the richest person in his congregation to feel sorry for him. Nor did he want the poorest person in his congregation to be put off by ostentation. He wanted […]
The Porcupines Among Us Every church has one or more porcupines in attendance. The porcupine is the person who feels entitled to stand in judgment of the church and often acts in a way that is disruptive to body life through their sense of superiority and entitlement. They are not in open hostility, nor are […]
Looking at Moses as Leader, it is clear that Moses did the right thing for his people. What is the application for leaders today?