By Theresa Lynn Sidebotham and Daniel Geraghty for THE CHRISTIAN POST
When allegations of misconduct are made against a minister or other leader, it is naturally upsetting for everyone involved, including the minister’s friends, supporters and colleagues.
How ministry leadership responds to allegations could make the difference between building a healthy ministry, or long-lasting bitterness and hostility.
As leaders walk through this process, they face temptations. Jesus warned about the difference between those who are true shepherds of His flock, and those who are false or unfaithful shepherds. How well leaders and the accused minister respond to these temptations may indicate whether they are true shepherds — or not.