What Transparent Church Leaders Gain and What Secretive Church Leaders Lose

Episode #750
May 24, 2022
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Unless you work for an organization like the CIA, then transparency is often among the top characteristics requested of leaders. Of course, even organizations built on the foundation of secrecy have gotten into trouble for a lack of transparency. Transparency is a healthy leadership characteristic. But why? In the context of a local church, what does a transparent pastor encourage, as opposed to one who is not?

  • Transparent leaders encourage generosity, while secretive leaders raise unnecessary financial questions.
  • Transparent leaders encourage the church to take risks, while secretive leaders make people afraid to fail.
  • Transparent leaders encourage levity, while secretive leaders create channels of gossip and rumors.
  • Transparent leaders encourage accountability, while secretive leaders breed a culture of distrust.




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