Loyalty: Expected or Earned?

It’s become popular in certain segments of church leadership to champion the value of loyalty. In some cases, loyalty is almost demanded. I’m all for loyalty. I think we could use more of it in most leadership settings.

But not the kind of loyalty being implicitly expected. Not a loyalty that labels anyone who questions a decision as a hater. Not a loyalty that expects intelligent people to follow blindly. If you lead well, you will never have to demand loyalty from those following you. They will readily give it.