Category Archives: leadership

Too Many Fallen Pastors: A Call For Reformation

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 divorce… Read more »

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

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. Take… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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

[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 our… Read more »

Could Your Church Survive Without You?

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. If… Read more »

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

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 team… Read more »

When the Pastor Falls 3: Biblical vs. Unethical Response

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. Take… Read more »

When a Pastor Falls 2: Confronting the Pastor

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 fallen… Read more »

When a Pastor Falls, 1: Help For Leaders

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… Read more »

Pastors in Trouble 2b: The Community of Faith

I’ve been writing about why so many pastors are in trouble. Pastors are leaving the ministry at an alarming rate. Some are committing adultery, some are just quitting, some leave over conflict, and shocking there seems to be a rise in pastor suicide. What’s going on? This post is the second part of the discussion about one of the issues… Read more »