What do you do when a leader messes up?

People talk about leaders a lot.  We love to evaluate them and discuss how good, or how bad they are. They are more public, and so when they mess up, the mess up is usually known to a lot of people.  Today’s new is filled with President Obama’s slip-up on an Aretha Franklin song.  Tomorrow’s news might be a slip-up that is far more consequential, like the recent antics of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.  How do you talk about your leaders?  Do you judge them?  Gossip about them?  Encourage them?  Support them?  And what should we do when leaders do screw up?  Clearly they most certainly will make mistakes, and sometimes big ones.  How should we respond?  Turn a blind eye?  Tell someone else about it?

What would love do?

Join us on Sunday to learn what Paul has to say about this. This week Phil Bartelt will take us into chapter four of our study of 1st Corinthians.  Take a moment to read 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 to get reading for Phil’s teaching.  Let’s just say that what we have studied so far in chapters 1-3 has been the calm before the storm.  It’s about to get wild.

Published by joelkime

I love my wife, Michelle, and our four kids and two daughters-in-law. I serve at Faith Church and love our church family. I teach a course online from time to time, and in my free time I love to read and exercise, especially running,

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