Powerbrokers Use Intimidation – Part 2

By John Kimball, D.Min. In my last post I talked about why people seem so quick to surrender to a congregational powerbroker.  You can read that post here. In this second installment, I want to talk about how a church member can directly address the intimidation tactics of a powerbroker. Intimidation is fear. Intimidators utilize[…]

Powerbrokers Use Intimidation – Part 1

By John Kimball, D.Min. Let’s face it, powerbrokers are bullies. They are the congregational equivalent of that kid on the playground who loved intimidating the smaller kids. Their need for control may be a personality flaw, driven by fear, a mental health issue or maybe even the result of a past wound. But regardless of[…]