Leading Through Pastoral Failure
The Ultimate Guide for Wounded Churches
When ministry leaders fail. Be prepared to lead well
When pastors fail morally, there is a tsunami of fall out left in the aftermath. Most efforts focus on restoring the pastor and helping him recalibrate his heart back towards tenderness with God. This book will be different; it will aim specifically at the other vital element of the destruction created: the wounded church that is so often overlooked in the process to come.
The congregation begins to deal with its sense of betrayal and mistrust that follows such a horrific discovery. The staff must deal with their own grief and anger while managing the church demands in a new and more challenging set of circumstances. Leadership teams are thrust into making some of the most complex and emotionally laden decisions they will ever make, while simultaneously feeling utterly ill-equipped to lead with excellence in future decisions. Finally, there is the after-pastor who follows his failed predecessor, who now must live in the shadows of scrutiny, overreaction and distrust. This book aims to help this often forgotten group. It will clearly guide Christ’s wounded spouse, who picks up the pieces and moves forward toward true healing.