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Congregational Faith and imperfection

IMPERFECT PASTORS & CHURCHES   How does a congregation relate their faith to their relationship with their pastor? Too often, it seems to me, congregations give too much credibility to a few noisy complaints and not enough consideration to how their faith shapes their response to the imperfections of their pastoral leadership and their congregation. If both pastor and congregation are on a shared spiritual journey and they accept that they are saved by grace and not by works, how do they grow in the context of their own imperfections? Recalling the biblical image of how God continuously worked through an imperfect people and imperfect leaders, what do we learn about how to respond as a congregation. EXPLORING PERFECTION & … Continue reading