Abusive Pastors


Joe and Jimmy discuss the common marks of abusive pastors and toxic leadership. What are the signs of leaders who will do harm to the church? Below are 10 symptoms of abusive leadership.

Toxic Leaders:

1. Avoid Accountability

2. Lack transparency

3. Demonstrate an arrogant/elitist spirit

4. Manipulate members

5. Have a Messiah Complex (I am the savior)

6. Have a Martyr Complex (I am persecuted)

7. Are harsh in the discipline of members

8. Maintain a painful exit process of members

9. Hate on other churches

10. Require extra biblical behavior






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