8 Dangerous Leadership Traits That Will Wreck You
1. Immoral character
2. Assuming everyone’s support
3. Assuming everyone understands
4. Continually avoiding conflict
5. Pretending to have all the answers
6. Allowing friendship to derail progress
7. Refusing to let go of control
8. Living in the past
Corey Forsyth [10/23/2015 6:26 PM]
I have seen nearly every one of these wreck ministers in my area. 2-6 wrecked my own father’s church. Sad situation to watch, especially when the minister is rather clingy to #5…
Charles Page [10/23/2015 6:30 PM]
eight qualification to be a CoG bishop!!!
Ricky Grimsley [10/23/2015 6:40 PM]
I used to have credentials with cog. It amazes me the politics and minister merrygorounds that go on instead of just bringing the hammer down on sone bad apples.
Corey Forsyth [10/23/2015 6:46 PM]
Agreed. This is where I get annoyed the most. There are lots of politics involved and hoops to jump through and ultimately it is still mostly who you know that gets you anywhere. I am interested in taking part in helping people get to Jesus and learn how to serve Him and reach others along the way. I have not, do not, nor ever will be concerned with my preaching “career” outside of what is necessary at the core. If people are being impacted for Christ, I am completely happy.
Eric Shonebarger [10/23/2015 8:40 PM]
I’m a 34 year old OB and lead pastor in the COG of a medium size church. I am not politically connected, nor have i have I had to get into a political game to get anything done. I send them no money on my personal income. That is AoG. My church sends 10% of our tithe money on to the state and international offices which in turn uses that money for ministry. This is not *all* income, it is income marked tithe. I have never felt pressure from anyone to lie about how my church is doing, and in fact go to other pastors when I have problems/questions. There is no limitation on pastor salary, and minimum guidelines for pastor salary are actually published. My experience is very much different than the others on this page, and I would tell anyone that wants to get involved with CoG to meet with some active pastors in the area and ask them these same questions.
Ricky Grimsley [10/23/2015 8:55 PM]
I still go to a cog. I know personally some big cog pastors that are good. I just have also seen some real scoundrels. As in devils.
Charles Page [10/23/2015 8:59 PM]
I attend the smallest congregation in the state of Tennessee. There were three of us there last Sunday!
Corey Forsyth [10/23/2015 9:02 PM]
I am in the same boat. I am actively involved in CoG with good pastors. I have seen the junk in the CoG and understand that its not representative of every pastor in the denomination but have seen enough to believe that there is a big problem in focus. Even at my home church there is (in my opinion) an imbalance when dealing with money/attendance vs life change and salvations. That is my biggest problem with many churches in and out of the CoG.