Leaders fear loss of their position, income stream, reputation or being seen as a hypocrite or a failure if they dare to speak up about their struggles. Being in a position of authority can be isolating. However, this is all the more reason why church leaders must not only seek to surround themselves with an inner circle that will hold them accountable but why church members and other leaders likewise should regularly check in with one another. Just because someone seems to be faring well on the outside does not mean that all is well within.
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