Jennifer LeClaire shares ten stupid things pastors should never do. Here are the first five:
1. Abuse the sheep.
Always remember that church staff—and church volunteers—are serving God, not you. Spiritual abuse
is a dirty little secret in the charismatic
church that is seldom exposed because it would topple small and large man-made empires alike. If you aren’t willing to be the servant of all—if you think the sheep are there to serve you—please hang up your ministry aspirations before you hurt someone. We don’t need more spiritual abusers in the pulpit.
2. Water down the gospel.
If you aren’t going to preach the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth—so help you God!—please don’t preach. Although there are many effective preaching styles, if you aren’t bold enough to preach the whole gospel—even the parts people don’t want to hear—then pray for boldness until you are. keep reading