Sacrifice the leader
Paul L Cox
Sacrifice the leader is written not only for Pastors or Ministers. Paul L Cox reminds us that any compassionate Christian leader listening to the hurts of others can be placed in a position to become a scapegoat. This can happen to businessmen, therapists, schoolteachers, principals, small group leaders, church staff, or simply friends who listen with a kind heart.
Have you ever had someone open up to you about his or her burden and pain, and suddenly you find yourself distanced, ridiculed, or even blamed for issues for which you are not responsible? Most people who desire to help and serve others face this situation at some point.
But what can you do? How can you avoid becoming the scapegoat for someone else’s baggage? As a leader, you’re called to serve others. Despite your experience or professional training, you may find yourself taking on undeserved blame and enduring conflict. Sacrifice the Leader offers candid insight and direction. Paul L Cox shares biblically based understanding on questions such as:
- Why does a follower sometimes choose to project his sins onto a leader?
- Which listening skills should a leader develop in order to avoid this?
- What steps can a leader take to prevent followers from projecting their sins onto him or her?
- Which interpersonal dynamics set a leader up to become a sin-bearer?
Arm yourself with the knowledge that keeps you in unity with Jesus Christ.
Paul L Cox and his wife, Donna, live in California, USA. They are the co-directors of Aslan’s Place, a ministry dedicated to bringing freedom and wholeness to those who are wounded and captive. Aslan’s Place also equips the body of Christ in the ministry of spiritual warfare and in the exercise of the gift of discernment. Paul and Donna have ministered globally and were last with us in Mountain View Community Church in Ireland in May 2015. They have three children and seven grandchildren.