(READ PART ONE TO CATCH UP ON THE DRAMA – “What to do with ‘That One Family’”)
1) Stick to the plan: Never negotiate with terrorists.
2) Make sure others help you create the plan: Easy to take one person down with blame; not so easy when others helped create the plan.
3) Stay away from toxic conversations: As soon as you get pulled into one, you lose. You’re the leader and nothing you say will be kept secret.
SECOND POLITICAL STEW-”Fear of Change”
Does any of this sound familiar? ”I don’t care what the youth do as long as they don’t change my service.”"Do you know that some of our young people are using those tablet things in church? That’s not the real Bible!”"If the youth band leaves their drums up front, I’m leaving the church.”
Comments, folks? How do you deal with the swirling politics around the “change of newness” in your church?