How Insecurity Hurts the Pastor and the Church

ChurchLeaders.com | 10/8/2017 | Staff
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INSECURITY is a major factor that prevents pastors and churches from being focused on their mission. It eliminates opportunities for evangelism, planting churches, ministry expansion, and making disciples because it creates conflict in the Church. I have even seen insecurity ruin ministries.

One of the biggest problems insecurity carries with it is overt competition. Churches try to out-do one another. Pastors find themselves competing with other pastors. This competitiveness occurs because of insecurity and further results in jealousy and a critical spirit.

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When a pastor has an incessant need to have their way all the time, it can ruin their ministry and pollute their church. God has not called ministers to always be right, but to be godly. I am convinced we can do the right thing in the wrong way. We need to operate in the stream of the Spirit of Christ at all times.

Some of the whiniest people I know are ministers. It also happens that pastors are some of the most insecure people I know. The two often go together. Complaining is a serious obstacle for many ministers of the Gospel. How can we expect others to be...
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