I really don’t want this site to be viewed as negative. There are thousands (if not millions) of folks that spend way too much time writing every negative thing they can about ministries.
We all know that there are bad churches out there (see our posts). We all know that there is heresy being spewed forth from the pulpit (again…see our posts).
For this post, instead of telling you about what we are leaving, I thought I would spend some time telling you about where we are going.
Here’s a list of what we are looking for in a church/ministry:
- Balance. Theology needs to balance with charismatic beliefs. Don’t deny the Power, but also, don’t deny the Word in search of that Power. Far too many folks step over lost souls in search of “signs and wonders”.
- Humility. How many of us are tired of dealing with the celebrity that is rampant throughout the charismatic world? The pastor that can preach the true Word, while admitting personal conviction at the same time, is more valuable (at least to me) than the flashy evangelist that steps from his Challenger Jet to the platform to deliver a “word”.
- Servant Leadership. Instead of being an untouchable, “worshipped from afar” individual, wouldn’t it be nice to be around leadership who had true concern for your spiritual well being? A pastor that walked amongst the congregants with ease, without the need for bodyguards…how refreshing!
- Transparency. As the Church should be the believing body (and not a family run business), there should be no secrets relating to the organization. Financial records, personnel (HR) decisions, etc. should be disclosed (within reason).
This is just a start. I’d love to hear from you regarding your thoughts on this list.