Podcast Episode #135
On the podcast we discuss power groups—both positive and negative groups. I also found out something about Jonathan that I did not know before.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- I don’t think any pastor has ever served in a church where there wasn’t some form of a power group.
- Gaining power for power’s sake is a problem.
- Every power group thinks they are doing good for the church. Many times they aren’t.
- Most power groups in the church are trying to return the church to an era that no longer exists.
- When a negative power group exists in a church, align yourself with positive people.
- Before confronting a negative power group in the church, ask for counsel from those whom you can trust.
The six keys to dealing with power groups in your church are:
- Discern if the issue is really power
- Try to understand motives
- Grasp the “berry bucket” theory”
- See if a direct approach will work (Matthew 18)
- Develop key alliances
- Determine if a work around or a confrontation will be best
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