Church Sickness #7: Detrimental Defensiveness
Detrimental Defensiveness happens where the leaders are fearful to move forward because of memories of past conflicts and the presence of troublemakers and bullies.
Some highlights from today’s Rainer Report:
- Church leaders are often hesitant to lead because they don’t want to deal with criticism.
- “Peace at all costs” in the church often means the church won’t fulfill its mission.
- Church members should be able to call out ungodly behavior and attacks on fellow members
- We are involved in spiritual warfare. We cannot retreat.