23 Sep '14, 12am

[email protected] on what church doesn't want to hear: Changing the Culture that Enabled Mark Driscoll—6 Ways Forward

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. Groups that organize national pastor conferences should consider not inviting as speakers pastors who refuse accountability. Christian media, too, must do a better job of reporting on the organization structure and finances of evangelical mega-churches. Christian reporters are not obligated to paint rosy...

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