Episode 377: Ways to Guard Yourself From Moral Failure

In Episode 377 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss good habits and strategies to safeguard oneself from moral failure.  Here is today’s question:

“It seems like every week we are hearing of another ministry leader failing morally. What are some good habits and strategies church planters can implement to keep moral failure from happening?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The blessing of taking a sabbatical and the importance of rest
  • The need to create healthy boundaries
  • The importance of accountability 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Are you weekly resting?” – @danielsangi 
  • “It is so easy to form our identity around what we have done or feel shame about what we haven’t done.” – @danielsangi 
  • “Have good spiritual rhythms and habits.” – @danielsangi 
  • “Having proper professional boundaries in the workplace between men and women are important. – @edstetzer
  • “How do I elevate and raise up women leaders so that their voices are heard and they feel a part of the team?” – @edstetzer
  • “The church needs to keep people accountable even if they are not a part of an accountability group.” – @edstetzer
  • “Treat people with dignity and respect.” – @edstetzer
  • “When you are tired and not near your wife, that’s when you need to guard yourself.” – @edstetzer 

Additional Resources:

  • Text Newchurches to 888-111 to grab the Multiplication Today, Movements Tomorrow book for free.
  • Listen to the Making Disciples Podcast with Robby Gallaty and Chris Swain 

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Published April 11, 2019

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