Have you ever observed a pastor complaining about parachurch staff members being leeches who drain finances and leadership from the congregation?
Have you ever heard a discouraged parachurch staff members share of how tired they are of being viewed as the “competition” by church leaders?
As a leadership coach I hear these and similar concerns from both groups.
Here is a short article written as an open letter — in the style of the New Testament Epistles. May it prompt dialog, prayer and teamwork between those serving in both types of organizations.