Pastoral Leadership

Americans divided on pastors endorsing candidates; more pastors doing so in 2020

"Thirty-nine percent of Americans do not agree with pastoral endorsements even if it is outside their church role, according to the survey of 1,200 people conducted Sept. 9-23. Forty-three percent say it's appropriate and 19% are unsure." - C.Post

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LifeWay Research: More pastors endorsing candidates apart from church role

"Around a third of pastors (32 percent), however, say they have personally endorsed political candidates this year outside of their church role. That marks a 10-point jump from 2016 when 22 percent of Protestant pastors made an endorsement." - BPNews

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Beware the Hero Pastor

"The apostle Paul—hero pastor if there ever was one—strongly condemned allegiances to leaders: “What I mean is that each one of you says, ‘I follow Paul,’ or ‘I follow Apollos,’.... The problem with human heroes is they can displace or diminish our heart’s loyalty to our ultimate hero, Jesus Christ." - TGC

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Post COVID, the Key Attitudes of Leaders Whose Churches Will Thrive

"I have been devouring news and studies of churches and other organizations that are poised to move positively in the future. These organizations are not succumbing to the inevitability of life getting worse and organizational health deteriorating.... they are looking up and looking around to see the new paths and the new possibilities in this new reality." - Thom Rainer

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Pastor Who Said He Was a ‘No-Masker’ Now in ICU with COVID-19

"Despite passage of a local mask mandate this summer, Van Noy said he was 'exercising his freedom' by not observing it. He told congregants he wasn’t suggesting they disobey laws, but said, 'In this case, we can peacefully and biblically resist, without violation of the Godly standards we submit ourselves to.'" - C. Leaders

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Will People Leave Your Church Over Politics?

"Yes, there has always been the reality of churches mixing in too much politics, but this is different. It’s not necessarily about the pastor being too political, as would be the common claim before our current political climate. Today’s criticism is more focused on what the pastor is not. This usually takes form in two different outrages..." - F&T

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