Blunt, plainspoken and on point, this list is a gut-check for each us who are called to lead God’s church. When we plant a church we all have the best of intentions, yet church planting will reveal the un-redeemed side of our leadership assumptions as well as our personal strengths. It takes courage and humility to go through this list of seven signs of a bad church leader. Do you have the courage to invest eight minutes of hard reflection?
Kyle vanRensburg, the author of this list, assures us, “A list not intended to provoke conflict but to look at the harsh reality certain people face within churches, we’re listing some of the ways church leaders overstep their boundaries in leadership.” If you want to engage in high-level dialogue with your church planting team, show this video and then ask your team to list which characteristics they are personally at risk for.