How to Handle a Church Staff Person’s Moral Failure

Episode #735
February 8, 2022
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Few models exist on how to handle the moral failure of a staff person. Indeed, there is little consensus among pastors about what to do, even with something as explicit as adultery. On this episode, Thom and Sam discuss four key questions to help you determine a path forward with a staff person after a moral failure.

1. What is the degree of offense?

2. Does the staff person deny it or not?

3. What is the level of remorse and repentance?

4. What are the church’s policies and/or covenant?




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