How to Respond When Church Members Hold Key Leadership Positions But Don’t Attend Faithfully

Episode #615
February 14, 2020
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The issue at hand is sensitive, but we want to provide clarity on best practices. How do you respond to key leaders who don’t attend church faithfully? Listen in as Thom and Sam provide five options for how to address this area of concern.


  1. Option 1: Do nothing (and watch things get worse).
  2. Option 2: Discover the reason behind the infrequent attendance.
  3. Option 3: Address the issue one-on-one with the person.
  4. Option 4: Reset the criteria for leadership in the policies or bylaws.
  5. Option 5: Ask ley leaders to sign a covenant.

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