Do you want to be healthy?
When asked this question, almost everyone responds with a resounding “Yes!” However, while we profess an earnest desire to be healthy, our reality is far different. The truth is that few of us are as healthy as we ought to be. In essence, where there are people, there is the potential for dysfunction. Unfortunately, even though it is pervasive and exacts a high cost, many Christian leaders do not understand this phenomenon. Yet, they regularly are forced to grapple with dysfunction in their various spheres of ministry and on levels ranging from individuals to factions, whole congregations, and denominations.
We have a twofold purpose in this Leadership File:
- Help leaders understand the nature of human dysfunction
- Equip them to confront dysfunction.
The church has been sent by Jesus Christ to “bind up the brokenhearted,” and it has been empowered with the keys of the kingdom. These marching orders compel religious leaders to deliberately confront dysfunction and promote individual and corporate health.