The Painful Reality of Church Bully Cartels

Episode #286
December 16, 2016
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Podcast Episode #286

Church bully cartels are a very real problem in too many churches. Today we look at cartels and how to confront them when they are present in your church.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • We have too many Christians who choose to remain silent when faced with sin in the church.
  • It’s a sin to be silent when God has called us to speak up against injustice.
  • Christians are often hesitant to speak against injustice inside the church because of potential personal repercussions.
  • It takes a lot more courage to confront injustice inside the church than outside the church.
  • Church leaders must operate from a posture of courage, not from one of fear.
  • Church bully cartels cause church leaders to work from a posture of fear.
  • When the culture of a church turns negative it affects both the leadership and the membership.
  • A church bully cartel quenches the work of the Spirit in the church.

The five realities we discuss are:

  1. When a cartel is allowed power, the church is already unhealthy.
  2. A church cartel leaves carnages of wounded and dying people.
  3. Church cartels drive away healthy leaders.
  4. Church cartels cause church leaders to work from a posture of fear.
  5. We are told in Scripture to manifest the fruit of the Spirit; the church cartel causes the church to do just the opposite.

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