Episode 419: How do I Pastor Different Political Opinions in the Same Church?

In Episode 419 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss pastoring different political opinions in the same church.

“How do you keep Jesus loving liberals and conservatives in the same church in 2020?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Ways to lead differently when following a pastor of a well-established church
  • How to find out the needs of a new local community

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “I would frame it differently, How do we keep people of different political opinions in the same church?” – @edstetzer
  • “We are uniquely polarized here in the U.S. because statistically the more you go to church the more likely you are to be a republican and the less you go to church the more likely you are to be a democrat.” – @edstetzer
  • “There has to be a recognition that we aren’t all perfectly aligned in any political party.” – @edstetzer
  • “In most other countries Christians don’t find themselves aligning with a political party at a higher rate.” – @edstetzer
  • “When something needs to be said, don’t be afraid to say it, but don’t get aligned with one party.” – @edstetzer
  • “In Canada, I haven’t seen too many churches who have been willing to address political issues because it is too polarizing.” – @danielsangi
  • “Don’t feel the need to opine on everything.” – @edstetzer
  • “Remember that people are going to read into what you say.” – @danielsangi
  • “If someone asks you about a political question, instead of answering right away ask them their opinion on it.” – @danielsangi

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Published September 5, 2019

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