Do you feel you don't have time to get involved in people's lives? Or, perhaps you don't want to come across as interfering or controlling. Maybe you think that in order to make people feel accepted, you need to back off and not confront unholy living.
Church leaders do have a lot to do. They should be servants and not controlling. And, they should accept people and not be condemning. However, all of that should not translate into a hands-off approach.
Why Church Leaders Can't Take a Hands-Off Approach If They're Going to Steer People to Christ-like Character, Such as HolinessHere are three biblical reasons why church leaders can't take a hands-off approach:
- It's not alright if people mess up because of God's grace and willingness to forgive. (Rom. 6:1-2, 6-7)
- Church leaders' biblical responsibilities cannot be interpreted as a hands-off approach. (1 Pet. 5:1-3)
- People need guidance. (Gal. 6:1-2)
Order the Steering the Church Toward Christ-like Character Leadership Guide for some input on the reasons listed above for why a hands-off approach won't lead toward holiness.
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