One of the most important things that I can do for staff is to help them understand the diversity in the body of Christ and how to work patiently with all sorts of people.
Rather than a healthy, robust congregationalism, this church practiced congregational micromanagement.
Our churches can give the gospel a black eye, or they can be used by the Holy Spirit with magnetic effect to draw people to Jesus.
A Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum:
What lessons have you learned the hard way in selecting elders?
How do I preach expositional sermons to uneducated hearers?
Changes in the leadership structure require devotion to the church and willingness to endure whatever unsettling times might follow.