LEADERSHI PROBLEMS AFFECTING THE CHURCHByANNET SANJONRB/030/18Research Paper Submitted to Rev. Tom AumaIn partial fulfillment of the requirementsOf church leadership29th/8 /2019KAG East UniversityNairobi Kenya
Tribalism On leadership Problems affecting the church 1.How is tribalism affecting the church?We hinder the mission of church to make disciples Mathew 28:19-20 if we have tribalism in the church. The mission of the church is not to grow our tribes increase our platforms or enlarge our visibility. Our tribes, platforms and visibility are mere means to the end of making much of Jesus. 2.We confuse the worldWhile I believe denominations and networks are good and necessary. It can cause a watching world to wonder why we can’t get on the same page when we aren’t charitable toward one another and the world around us, we cloud the message of the gospel for the people in our lives who don’t know Jesus. When we bicker and divide rather than unify around the person and the work of Christ, we dissolve the very heart of the message we are called to herald (john 17:2)3.We compete rather than connect We all have something to learn from everyone. It is not compromise to learn from those we differ with. It is wisdom. James 1:19 Says we should be “quick to hear” that has to imply a learning posture, we tend to compete with one another. I have deep theological convictions concerning God’s sovereignty, gender, mission church leadership and more ofbaptism yet the more I want my convictions or my tribe to win the less I have the ears necessary to learn from the tribe around me.