Monday, November 28, 2011

Danger signs

Danger signs in church leadership. Each point is elaborated in the original post:
One or two of these in isolated instances are likely handle-able. A pattern of any one or any combination of these signs in a pastor or the leadership culture of a church likely indicate a stalled or dying movement.
  1. Insulation from criticism and/or interpretation of any criticism as attacks or insubordination.
  2. Paranoia about who is and who isn't in line.
  3. Need to micromanage or hold others back from leadership opportunities or other responsibilities.
  4. Impulse to horde credit and shift blame.
  5. Progression has become reaction.