Monday, March 7, 2011

Healthy Churches

Churches are a lot like families...they're often dysfunctional. So the messy stuff of interaction and healing relationships goes on in the fellowship hall. This should come as no surprise. I talk to a lot of pastors, and some are very discouraged by in-fighting, gossip, and general dissatisfaction within their congregations. I realize how blessed I am that my church is so healthy. It is hard enough to be a pastor without having a stressful environment in which to minister. Ministers need the support of their flock, and I'm not talking money. It is an encouragement to me that my congregation prays for me and doesn't expect me (or my family) to be perfect.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Last fall at a Thu. morning Bible study, we were reading Exodus. "the more things change, the more they stay the same," as the old saying goes. In the desert the Israelites grumbled, complained, groaned and were involved in so much in-fighting...that finally Moses himself grumbled to God.
What's changed???

foxhole-faith forever