It is heartbreaking to hear time and time again about how men and women in leadership allow the enemy to get the best of them. Sometimes this can lead to distrust, broken relationships, and even cause an entire church community to disband. I’ve heard people describe certain pastors by saying, “I was surprisingly amazed to discover that he actually is the same man behind the pulpit as he is behind closed doors and with his family.” Shouldn’t this be the norm?
Though our hope and trust rests on the finished work of Jesus Christ alone, many people look to leaders in the faith as they follow Christ. And unfortunately because of the lack of integrity among some church leaders, many people turn away from the faith and want nothing to do with the hypocrisy of their leaders.
As leaders we constantly want to be living above reproach so that what we say and do line up (even when no one is looking). So what does that look like? Where do you draw the line when it comes to compromising or upholding your integrity, convictions, and the glory of God?
This month, we are tackling the issue of integrity and why this is one of the most critical things for a leader to not only grasp conceptually, but live out daily both as a leader and especially when you are an “off duty” disciple maker. Read more