A fundamental character trait of good leaders is humility. However, the church continues to create more James MacDonalds, James Bakkers, Mark Driscolls, Bill Hybels, Jerry Falwell Jrs....etc.
What should be second nature to Christian organizations has, in some ways, been purloined by business leadership. Teamwork.
God's communication through His creation can be extraordinarily helpful as we minister to survivors of abuse.
I think I have King Ahab figured out...he is a people-pleaser. How people-pleasing and leadership can make a mess.
Daniel lost his job, but as he noted, "The real abuse was not in being fired unjustly [which he was], but in [Pastor Jim] having to control the narrative in every situation...the manipulation, gas lighting, and his constant need to fight."
If you are on the side of the oppressed...you are on the side of the Lord.
Sandi has worked for mission agencies almost her entire adult career. And she has experienced multiple toxic leaders in nearly all those agencies.
When it comes to abuse, are we more focused on sin or safety?
Being an Assistant can be very difficult when serving under a toxic leader. Here is some help.
Toxic leaders at home and in the marketplace do not define who you are any more than Mary's world defined her.