A Valuable Lesson for Pastors in Dealing with Difficult People

I found this most timely for me.  Well, I should know by now that this is how God’s Word works.  He hits the nail on the head with the description of 3 distinctly different groups in most established churches:  Pew Warmers, The Controlling Clique, and those who want what Jesus wants.  But this line causes me to think deeply:  “The third group I discovered stuck through the hard times but tended to be drowned out by the clique. ”

via A Valuable Lesson for Pastors in Dealing with Difficult People

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3 thoughts on “A Valuable Lesson for Pastors in Dealing with Difficult People

  1. That was a really good piece. I too picked up on that one sentence, “The third group I discovered stuck through the hard times but tended to be drowned out by the clique. ” It’s sad because often the best disciples,those with some genuine skills to offer, get cast outside the in-group.

    In part, some of us have to learn how to push back, too. I don’t like coming on too strong, but a couple of times it’s been unavoidable.One thing that makes me crazy at our church, we keep having “bible” studies based on somebody else’s curriculum, Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and a bunch of famous guys too. So let’s just have a bible study based on….the bible. The gasps in response are real, we can’t do that, we aren’t experts, we’ll teach somebody wrong. In my opinion, if we aren’t experts on the bible by now, especially at our age, then we ought to be.

    By the way,saying “especially at our age” to a bunch of women is the wrong approach. Live and learn. 🙂

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