Author Archives for Brian Dodridge

Identifying Your Church’s Disclosure Culture (part 2 of Disclosure v Discovery)

April 29, 2021 2:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Last week’s post appealed for us to all to disclose rather than be discovered. As discovery of certain issues in one’s life (particularly church leaders) really limits the positive outcomes in a church context. For the notable national Christian leaders who have been “discovered” in the last couple years for their sinful ways, I wonder how the outcomes could have... View Article

Disclosure v. Discovery

April 23, 2021 11:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Prefer a 3 minute video option of this content? Click here. Habitual sin? A one-time gross misjudgment? An addiction? Disclosure is better than discovery. Is that mindset a part of your church’s leadership culture? At some point in my ministry career I began to have the conversation with prospective staff ministers about errors they may make or systematic sins they... View Article

The P Conundrum: Practice, Procedure or Policy?

August 4, 2020 4:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What is best for your church…a practice? Procedure? Or policy? When a practice suffices, great. When a documented procedure is needed, do that. And save the policies for when those two aren’t enough. Too often churches become policy-heavy and the result is slowed ministry and confused workers. Over-the-top policies become “red tape” that stifles ministry progress. Yet, there are certain... View Article