Episode 529: Leading During Difficult Political Times

In Episode 529 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed continue their discussion on leading as pastors in the midst of these political times.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How cultural realities affect the church
  • When it is appropriate to speak up

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Your local church is now being influenced by these cultural realities.” – @edstetzer
  • “You might say as a pastor or church planter that it breaks your heart to see Asian members of the community and church targeted.” – @edstetzer
  • “People in your congregation need to know that this is not a place where you are going to allow that kind of foolishness, and, furthermore, you want to speak up into the cultural moment as well.” – @edstetzer
  • “You don’t have to comment on every tragedy, but you do want to comment in such a way that people in your church know you care about racial justice.” – @edstetzer
  • “Host a better conversation. Don’t enable more partisan sniping. Don’t jump to conclusions. Share something to your church that says you care about this and here’s how you are working to make it better.” – @edstetzer
  • “You want to speak up in such a way that the visible minorities in your church know that you believe that their lives matter, that you will speak up when there is injustice.” – @edstetzer
  • “Your primary responsibility is your local church. You are not a cultural commentator.” – @edstetzer

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Published September 24, 2020

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