No one likes hearing complaints, even when we know they come from a good place and the person complaining is trying to do it for the church’s good… but how many are you prepared for.
I’d like to assume that most godly positive Christians might have cause to suggest or raise a significant issue once ever 12 months. That seems fair, right?
So if you had a church of 55 people… that would be more that one complaint a week. A church of 200 people would be 4 complaints per week.
If these people truly have the church and the kingdom at heart, that’s a lot of listening and understanding and explaining to do.
And that’s why churches need really clear reasons for doing the things they’re doing. It helps when dealing with the always new issues being raised.