Category Archives: leadership

Southern Baptists Must Do Better For Hurting Pastors

Tweet The news of the suicide of New Orleans Baptist seminary professor John Gibson is awful to hear. According to his family, the pastor and long-time professor confessed in a suicide note that his name was on the recently released Ashley Madison list. This is an awful thing. It is not the first time a pastor who has had a… Read more »

Too Many Fallen Pastors: A Call For Reformation

Tweet Since my own fall from ministry five years ago, I have been ministering to fallen pastors, their churches, their wives, the women they have been involved with, their families, and others. I’m always happy to see people restored back to Christ, yet I am still discouraged by the stories of infidelity in the ministry, pastoral suicide and burnout, and… Read more »

When a Pastor Falls, 3: What’s the Right Way to Respond?

Tweet This series is designed to help church leaders have a broad concept on how to handle the situation when their pastor has been accused of moral failure. Not all situations are the same, but the response should always be one of love, grace and truth. When the pastor falls, there is a difference between a biblical and unethical response…. Read more »

When a Pastor Falls, pt. 1: What Can Leaders Do?

Tweet I wanted to be able to write something to help churches and leaders have a guide for when their pastor falls. The problem is that no two situations are quite alike. And yet, all situations are very similar. For the next few posts, I want to give some help that comes from my experience and from the things I’ve… Read more »

Don’t Just Manage Symptoms… Guest Blog by David e White

Tweet [I’m honored today to have David e White write a guest blog. He has terrific insight for all leaders. Take time to check out his bio below.] Don’t Just Manage Symptoms, Yield to Transformation by David e White If all of your symptoms were gone, would you then consider yourself healed, whole or transformed? Within the process of carrying out… Read more »

Could Your Church Survive Without You?

Tweet It’s a question for all pastors. And think about it for a minute before you answer: “Could your church survive without you for two weeks?” Your immediate, heart-felt response is your honest answer. If it’s “yes,” you probably don’t have much to worry about. But you might want to keep reading because there might be something here for you…. Read more »

When the Pastor Falls 4: What’s Next For the Church?

Tweet If you’ve been reading this series in order, then you’ve arrived at this point where the church leadership has done the best they can after they’ve learned that the pastor committed adultery. (Part 1, part 2, part 3) Hopefully, the pastor and his family are receiving prayerful support from the church and are being attended to by a ministry/counseling… Read more »

When the Pastor Falls 3: Biblical vs. Unethical Response

Tweet This series is designed to help church leaders have a broad concept on how to handle the situation when their pastor has been accused of moral failure. Not all situations are the same, but the response should always be one of love, grace and truth. When the pastor falls, there is a difference between a biblical and unethical response…. Read more »

When a Pastor Falls 2: Confronting the Pastor

Tweet This series is about how church leadership can effectively handle the fall of their pastor when he has been accused of sexual immorality. It is a horrible situation for any church to find themselves in. It is seemingly a no-win situation for anyone. But it is a situation that more and more churches find themselves in. I am a… Read more »

When a Pastor Falls, 1: Help For Leaders

Tweet I wanted to be able to write something to help churches and leaders have a guide for when their pastor falls. The problem is that no two situations are quite alike. And yet, all situations are very similar. For the next few posts, I want to give some help that comes from my experience and from the things I’ve… Read more »