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Friday, September 5, 2014

Abuse

I have been working through timelines with some Christian leaders.  One of the things that seems to be common with these men is abuse by the organizations they served.  (All details are altered)  One of the men founded two large ministries in the northwest.  He was instrumental in bringing over 5000 people into engagement with that organization.  Without notice he was removed from the organization because he did not “fit in.”
Organizations, even Christian ones, can abuse their leaders.  Thoughts at DTTB.
The other served several leaders in an advisory capacity.  All of the leaders leaned heavily on this individual’s advice while at the same time promising recognition and rewards that were never delivered.  Further, after many years of faithful service he was told that he was not a fit for the job he had been doing for the past 10 years.

In both cases these men were abused.  Used and discarded.  The story is repeated way too much in the Christian community.  We engage talented people to get something of importance done, and then we discard the people.  We tend to put our objectives over and above the needs of those whom we engage to meet those objectives.

Have you seen this?

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