For many pastors, their identity is tied up in being a pastor, spiritual leader, or caregiver. They derive their sense of self from what others say about them or how much their church relies on them. This isn’t healthy service; it’s codependence.
Boundary violations can be most egregious among church leaders – especially in the board room. This cancerous plague is killing churches and destroying the lives of church leaders, pastors, and pastors’ families. It’s high time we do something about it.