Five Fold Etiquette


Some of you in the five-fold need to go back to ministry etiquette school, to learn what to do and what not to do as a leader, over people on social media.  There’s far to many of you:

  1. Getting on social media using it as a throw off platform.
    You say you walk in authority then you should be man or woman enough to speak to whoever you have a personal problem with.  Unless it’s a public issue that needs to be address it should be private between you and the party involved.
  2. Whining and complaining about what you are going through.
    How are you teaching people faith and you constantly complaining about your own issues.
  3. Discussing your martial difficulties.
    Truly nobody needs to know that you and your spouse are having problems especially financially and sexually.  These two areas are sure relationship destroyers.  Sometimes we trying to blame the devil on stuff we did.
  4. Ranting and raving about your congregations issue.
    What is going on in your ministry between you and your congregation should not be public knowledge.  It’s not the devil running the people off it’s your big mouth.
  5. Begging for money all the time.
    Too many talking about they have a need and need help financially.  Some people looking for you to take care of them because they lazy or pimping the people.  People won’t sow into poverty so stop getting upset cause they won’t sow into yours.
  6. Trying to use social media as your church.
    Contrary to popular opinion you are not the Pastor of those that are already with a Pastor.  Stop trying to get people to leave were they are suppose to be to join you and you know you don’t have nothing but a social media illusion.
  7. Wearing seductive clothes and posing in a seducing manner.
    As men and women of God we should be aware of those things that can be a stumbling block for others.  Close up pull up and cover up.

Just a few things I have seen lately that can be a blockage to our witness.  All the debating complaining and airing of our problems makes us look weak and unstable especially to those we lead.

Nobody wants to hear their leader going off or airing all the congregation business to the public.

Leaders, we need to seek private counseling or find someone we can talk to instead of having these public outbursts on social media!


~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas

Apostle/Prophetess Barbara R. ThomasApostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, travelling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.

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