What You Should Do If a Power Broker in the Church Opposes Almost Everything You Do

Episode #211
August 19, 2021
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Many pastors face that defining moment where they feel like they can’t lead their church because a power broker in the church opposes their leadership at almost every juncture. Kevin and Thom offer some wise counsel on leading (or not) in such tough scenarios.

  • How do power brokers get their power?
  • Go back to Cracker Barrel.
  • Seek common ground.
  • Decide when to hold ’em or fold ’em.
  • Seek other allies.
  • Pray for the power broker.
  • Seek God’s discernment for your future.


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