The mistreatment of clergy is as horrifying as it is secretive, and the casualties are reaching epidemic proportions. When the sermon ends on Sunday, over 350 pastors will be gone before the next Sunday service begins.
I certainly don't agree with everything in the book or even some of their suggestions at the end, but I gave it 5 stars because it is unique in describing situations and people that have often ended pastoral ministries.
Paul, however, makes it clear that we are to protect leadership from unjust criticism 1 Timothy 5: I have no doubt that the pastor s in question have been treated unfairly by members of the church.
Like Liked by 1 person. Powerbrokers in smaller churches often exert influence over the church. Peter, thanks so much for the update!
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Nancy Kin rated it really liked it Dec 29, 2016. Powerbrokers, rather than supporting and encouraging the pastor, often see him as a threat to their control.
The Board Is Responsible To Care for the Well-being of the Pastor and His Family Church leadership needs to take responsibility for making sure the church nurtures and cares for the pastor and his family. Even though he had the right to receive their support and respect, he did not demand it.
To ask other readers questions about Pastor Abusers , please sign up. All abuse is SIN. Yet Crockett writes:. When God called Isaiah to preach His word to the people, He made it clear that the ministry would not be easy Isaiah 6. How can Christians remain silent about this issue? Based on my own experience, I can understand why believers might: I knew the accusation was untrue.
In the Book of Acts, when issues arose that created controversy in the church, leaders dealt with the issue see Acts 15: David felt the pain when people attacked him.
Instead, God intended a team of leaders to oversee the ministry of the church. Tragically, this often occurs in smaller churches.