How should the church respond when there’s a moral failure?


Interview Notes

  • “What has been concerning to me is that the way the churches have been handling it were actually harming the church’s witness even more than the moral failure.”
  • On what to communicate: “Be specific enough so you protect that person and protect their family, but don’t be salacious.”
  • On who to communicate with: “The scope of their ministry determines the scope of the communication.”
  • “It’s not the reputation of the church–it’s the reputation of Jesus in the community.”
  • “It’s better to be upfront and go with full-disclosure.”
  • “The goal is not to be punitive–the goal is to be restorative.”

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Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and

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