Today I’m stepping down as Executive Director of Church Clarity, an organization I co-founded and have helped lead since Oct. 2017. Like most founders who had an idea that became a reality, I’ve tended to see Church Clarity as “my baby.” This is, of course, a problem that often precedes full blown Founders Syndrome, a condition loosely defined as: the difficulty faced by organizations where founders maintain disproportionate power and influence following the effective initial establishment of the project, leading to a wide range of problems for the organization.
Churches that can agree on a basic, consistent standard of clarity when it comes to their actively enforced policies, have something powerful in common while retaining critical distinctions such as denomination and even theology. READ MORE.
A Q & A with Abby Norman, a pastor at New Hope Atlanta (United Methodist Church), on the importance of clarity for Women in Leadership.
If you are a church that desires to court people who describe themselves as “progressive Christians” while failing to be clear about your policies, you are contributing to the same Celebrity Church wolf-in-sheep-clothing problem we frequently criticize, just in a more culturally palatable way.
The evangelical church industry has a problem with ambiguity — and not just when it comes to church policies for queer folks and women. It also extends to campus ministry evangelism and crisis pregnancy centers.