There is only one kind of leader.
I’ve often told folks at Meck that a sinner has to lead the church, so I might as well be honest about it, and to make sure they know that’s what they’ve got. To fail to do so would only add “deceit” to my list of sins.
Now, by “sinful” I don’t mean disqualifying patterns of public sin. Yet non-disqualifying sin abounds.
Don’t get me wrong.
The vast majority of pastors are good people.
Very good people.
They have deep consciences and wrestle with their sins and inadequacies more than anyone needs to point out for their benefit.
But yes, they are sinful.
Which means sinful people have to lead the church. Not formerly sinful, but currently sinful.
So what does that mean for the health and well-being of the church?
Four things come to mind: