How Church Leaders Deal with Gossip in the Church

Episode #619
February 28, 2020
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Gossip is an issue dealt with in scripture and a habit Christians are mandated not to take part in, but is unfortunately still a problem leaders deal with on a consistent basis. How do leaders deal with gossip in the church? Sam and Thom discuss common practices of church leaders who deal with gossip in the church and what we can learn from them.


  • Most leaders do nothing at all.
  • Some leaders have a designated person or persons to deal directly with the gossiper.
  • It is rare for the pastor to confront the gossiper directly.
  • Increasing numbers of churches are addressing it in a church covenant.

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