Social Psychology Techniques In The ‘Church’
This has been a matter of concern for me for some time, and I recently came across this issue again, both in the work-place and in the churches. Just in case you haven’t come across these tactics and are feeling somewhat perplexed as to the stresses you are under, I thought it would be good to share the following excellent article by a fellow blogger. It is written by Evelyn at ExitChurchianity.com and I have copied it here in full for you.
Scripture teaches that the role of elders is to care for the flock of God, watch over them willingly, and lead them by a godly example (1 Peter 5:2-3).
Scripture also teaches that the role of elders is to encourage the flock of God with sound doctrine and refute those who contradict (Titus 1:9).
Unfortunately, the Biblical role of an elder has been replaced in many religious organizations by the unbiblical role of a change agent which is based on secular organizational management principles and social psychology techniques. Continue reading