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When a pastor hears the phrase “People are saying . . . “, it brings a great deal of anxiety. But should it? Today, we discuss the reasons for the anxiety and how to deal with it.
Highlights - Today - Episode
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
We should address grievances directly with one another in the church—not through gossip.
Views - Church - Size
Critical views are typically held by only a few in a church, but their size often gets magnified when they are anonymous.
Criticism is often magnified beyond its real scope.
Negativity - Criticism - Times - Positivity - Compliment
The negativity of one criticism often feels 10 times greater than the positivity of one compliment.
The six reasons we discuss are:
It is an unbiblical cop out.
It fails to address the critic directly.
It is usually magnified beyond reality.
It is very much like an anonymous letter.
Dissent - Disunity
It causes dissent and disunity.
It is a diversion from what really matters.
Vanderbloemen - Churches - Years - Vanderbloemen - Schools
Vanderbloemen has been serving churches for nine years, but did you know that Vanderbloemen also serves Christian schools, nonprofits, and...
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Appeasement - when you're what's for dinner!