22 Sep '14, 3pm

@rachelheldevans

While churches associated with denominations often have structures in place to hold pastors accountable, non-denominational evangelical churches sometimes do not. Preserving some form of accountability is absolutely crucial to maintaining a healthy, non-abusive church, so I would urge all churchgoers to become familiar with how your church leadership is structured and to watch out for authoritarian leaders who seek to consolidate power to their office . If your pastor has little to no accountability, and if your questions about accountability are met with hostility, leave. Also, I would argue that groups who organize national pastor conferences should not invite pastors who do not submit to accountability to be featured as speakers, as Driscoll often was. Christian media, too, must do a better job of reporting on the organization structure and finances of evangelical mega-...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/mark-driscoll-culture

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