Do not discuss personal moral weaknesses with those
who are not willing to protect you.
2. Within the ministry of prayer, never address serious personal
problems among those to whom you do not feel safe, trust or have a
good standing relationship. Accountability is a must. All of us need
wise godly counsel. A safe haven for inner healing. A covering of
accountability is a legitimate biblical principle. Do not look for
it among those who do not share a realistic understanding of the role
of leadership or the responsibility it bears!
3. Do not place those in leadership who are always critical and never
offer creative practical solutions.
4. Do not place individuals in leadership with deep emotional issues
5. Do not put those in authority who have a record of disloyalty
to you or to your ministry.
6. Do not place individuals in authority who consistently place you
in a defensive posture, feeling unsafe, display open contempt, no
matter how wonderful their gift and abilities may be, do not use them.
7. As ministry advances into plateaus of growth, offenses arise because
of ministry styles. Usually a ministry leader who has served as chief
cook and bottle washer is forced into an unfamiliar need to diversifying
their responsibility to others. This is an unavoidable stress because
it can be similar to giving away the baby that you have born and cared
for through infant hood. It is wise to perfect procedural protocols
as the ministry grows through roundtable open discussion. When those
who labor with you in ministry understand that an honest attempt has
been made, most are willing to work through the difficulties. I assure
you, you will live through it.