For 4 years I served as a Youth Director for my local church. In that time I learned countless things about God’s word, God’s work, leadership, responsibility, servant-hood and (unfortunately) politics.
Every business or organization has it, so it’s not entirely surprising that their is a such thing as “church politics”. The sad part is that they can be more prominent and less well-intended than you might expect from God-loving people. Because of the politics, policies and certain leadership decisions, I’ve had to hold my tongue on more than a few occasions. Not anymore though.
I’ve been praying over a number of blog posts that will tell the story of my experience in ministry. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The intent of this series is not to “bash” the church, but to point out areas in which the institution has fallen short, or can be better.
Below, you will find each one of the posts in this series:
- Academic Idolatry: Why Did My Child Fall Away?
- Stop Inviting People To Church
- We Count People Because People Count
If you have an experience, observation, or suggestion you’d like to share in this series, I’d love to hear about it! Feel free to contact me here and I might feature your story as a guest post! If you wish to remain anonymous, I will respect your privacy and publish the post from an anonymous source.
Photo Credit: Pictured – Chris Nicely taken by F8 Photography