Pastor, when you took on the responsibility of pastoring a congregation, you took on a position of leadership. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in the blame game.
1 Samuel 15 details a tragic episode in the life of Saul, the first king of Israel. Despite a positive start, Saul’s reign as king was marked by folly and rebellion. The pattern of Saul’s folly and rebellion reached a low point in 1 Samuel 15.
Recently I read a book with a group of pastors in my town. The book focused on leadership, tracing the life of Peter in the New Testament. The author argued that Peter’s experience as a leader was divided into three stages.