Authenticity is an important value when speaking of church leaders. Today's church desires leaders to be real, open, honest and genuine. Today' church demands leaders to share their questions, their struggles and their stories.
We can relate to a leader who has been where we've been. Authenticity fuels connection and relevance.
Are there churches and parishioners who do not want authenticity? Are all pastors allowed to be authentic? What happens when pastors are not allowed to be authentic?
[from Agile Ministry by James Higginbotham, and Rindy Walton]