Dumb Things Church Leaders Do

One Pastor's Thoughts . . .

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The first rule of growing a church is to avoid shooting yourself in the foot. Sadly, there are too many stories about fine people who have been hurt by bad behavior on the part of pastors, staff, or key leaders. Anytime this occurs, deep wounds are delivered and the energy of the church body is diverted from its true purpose.

Bad behavior that we hear about includes sexual impropriety, embezzlement, nepotism and the like.

At Woods Chapel, we talk regularly about the importance of accountability and ethical behavior. Except for bookkeeping, staff is not allowed to handle money. There are well developed procedures that guide the management of all funds. An annual audit is performed. Staff know that we reserve the right to monitor web surfing and emails.

I want everyone to know that I am and we are committed to providing an atmosphere that is beyond reproach. We want our mission of connecting people to Jesus Christ to be the only thing that our members are concerned about.

If you have any questions about this matter, please feel free to contact me personally.

The right thing to do is the right thing to do, even if you are the only one doing it. The wrong thing to do is the wrong thing to do, even if everyone is doing it. ~ My Father

The right thing to do is the right thing to do, even if you are the only one doing it. The wrong thing to do is the wrong thing to do, even if everyone is doing it. ~ My Father

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Lee's Summit, MO 64064

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