In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the Carey Nieuwhof article, “Why they’re not actually your friends (a hard truth for pastors and leaders), and if this is a common issue in ministry or a reflection of a small church community. We talk at length about the article and reflect on other leaders’ stories(as well as our own)as to the sticky dynamics of church friendships. Plus driving tanks and food poisoning in our “Stories Gone Wild” segment
Scott’s weird story about a friend’s performance review spawned a conversation about how the church practices doing a performance review with church leaders. Are they necessary? If so, what are the foundation and the purpose of doing these reviews and who should be doing them? Scott and Micah discuss these questions in hopes to help church leaders assess how these reviews may be helpful or harmful to the church staff and body at large.
In this episode, Scott and Micah look at the different documentation churches use for their staff and members. We address Contracts, “covenants”, NDAs, and Cease and Desist letters and debate if these documents do anything to advance the Kingdom of God or fracture it.
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Emily’s church experience has been different from the rest of our guests. Being involved in church, gave exposure to some of the hypocrisy that she witness in church leadership, as well as questioning the strong emotional output and if that is the Spirit, or just our neuropathways firing off.
Join us as we hear Emily’s story of her church experiences and why she thinks sometimes the church can act more like a cult, than a biblical church. If you have any questions or comments on this episode, please send us a message over at thescottstedman.com