Loyalty 8: Signs of Disloyalty 5 – the Backstab

This is the final posting on signs of disloyalty, but there will be a couple more posts on the concepts and the importance of loyalty coming up!  My name is Benjamin Conway, and I pastor the Tree of Life Church, and you are going to have a great time reading this blog! So far weContinue reading “Loyalty 8: Signs of Disloyalty 5 – the Backstab”

Loyalty 7: Signs of Disloyalty 4: POLITICS!

The next stage of disloyalty after turning critical is turning political.  Political people damage a church and need to be handled carefully and firmly.  You know when you are boiling a kettle, before it boils over you see and hear the steam escaping.  That is the political stage – it doesn’t boil over yet, butContinue reading “Loyalty 7: Signs of Disloyalty 4: POLITICS!”

Loyalty 4: Recognizing Seeds of Disloyalty I

It is difficult to tell who will be loyal and who will stab you into the back.  Sometimes someone will swear blind they don’t know then go on to be your best leader (like Peter), others you give all the jobs to and they then are the ones who betray you (Judas).  However, there areContinue reading “Loyalty 4: Recognizing Seeds of Disloyalty I”

Loyalty 3: An Analysis of Loyalty

To read part 1 of this series, click here.To read part 2 of this series, click here. So far, we have discussed how to stay loyal, how to engender loyalty and that loyalty truly is the number one component to a successful ministry.  Today we are going to focus on the quality of loyalty –Continue reading “Loyalty 3: An Analysis of Loyalty”

The Reality Gap (part II: the danger of Idealism)

Ever been to a perfect church?  Ever heard a perfect sermon?  Ever been in a perfect time of worship?  Ever received a perfect offering?  Ever had a perfect leader’s meeting? I doubt it.   Nothing done on earth is perfect.  You might as well admit it as the evidence is totally in your face screamingContinue reading “The Reality Gap (part II: the danger of Idealism)”