Monday, October 21, 2013

Pastor: When to put up a fight

Charge at Trevilian Station, Virginia
We all know the expression, “choose your battles.” Some choose no battles. Some fight every battle. Great leaders know how to choose them.

Here are some guidelines for choosing the battles we must fight, and avoiding the battles we shouldn’t.

6 Times When You Should Put Up a Fight (and 3 Times You Shouldn’t)

1. Those in which a person or group attacks leadership in a way that threatens, legitimately, the unity of the Body.
2. Those in which a person is bearing false witness.
3. A situation in which a voiceless person is being attacked.
4. Core doctrinal differences.
5. Where the church’s mission is at stake.
6. Battles only you can fight.