Podcast Episode #254
Church bullies are a problem in many churches. Here are eight ways to spot them in your church.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Church bullies don’t just have one of these symptoms, but multiple.
- A strong personality does not a bully make.
- You can’t argue your way into favor with a church bully.
- Arguing with a church bully can make things even worse.
- Times of growth in a church often cause church bullies to try and keep the status quo.
- The worst thing we can do sometimes is ignore problems in the church and think they’ll go away on their own.
The eight signs of church bullies are:
- They are among the first in the church to tell you how much they love you.
- They have strong personalities.
- They are highly opinionated.
- They are terrible listeners.
- They build unhealthy alliances.
- They murmur and gossip.
- They do most of their toxic work in darkness.
- They have been to several churches.
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