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Guarding the Flock

The last ten years have shown it is possible to be a Christian preacher with global influence, to have authored widely read books, to head an internationally recognized ministry, to be a household name among evangelicals, to be a leader of leaders—and yet to be a sexual predator or a narcissistic bully. Or perhaps both. The offences have been diabolical, the falls precipitous, the harm incalculable.
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KCC Conversations | Understanding Power in the Church

"Power is inherent in being human"; "God gave human beings power in order that they might bear God’s character in the world." Dr Diane Langberg
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Bullying Vol. 2

This follow up to the Bully Vol 1 post was going to deal with what we need to do about bullying leaders in the evangelical church. But a couple of questions, particularly some privately asked by a trusted and wise friend in leadership, means that we need to double down on some of the “Why” stuff.
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Bulling Vol. 3

Imagine a man who was a perpetrator of domestic violence allowing his wife to leave the family home with no threat of stalking, and with a generous pay-out to get her started up again. His only condition? Sign an NDA – a non-disclosure, or non-disparagement agreement.
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Bullying – The Johnmark Extension 2018

Bullying is always an abuse of power.
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10 Differences Between Healthy, Strong Leadership and Bullying Behaviour

Attributes and actions of a healthy strong leader and of a bullying leader
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Legal Advice re Employment Status of Assistant Ministers

Terceiro Legal Consulting has provided written legal advice to Gospel Workers Advocacy on the issue of whether Assistant Ministers are properly characterised as employees for the purposes of the Fair Work Act 2009 (FWA). Please read the article below.
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“Churches, watch over your ministry staff!” Part 2: The Challenges of Church Leadership

Pastoral leadership is a good gift of God. It is very important to interrupt the sobering nature of this subject to recognise that we should value church leadership and church leaders. Church leadership is a really good idea. In fact, it’s God’s idea!
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“Churches, watch over your ministry staff!” Part 1: Identifying a Problem that nobody wants to talk about

Human beings tend to avoid difficult and unpleasant subjects. This holds true in Christian churches as much as it does outside them. We want to focus on the positive and the easy. Life is hard enough without raising problems that aren’t already filling our field of vision.
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“Churches, watch over your ministry staff!” Part 3: Christian Practices that are Too Rarely Practiced

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