4. Coaches PROTECT their team
If not for my wife saying something, we would have been in some serious accidents over the years. The same idea applies to life. You and I need people we trust who will speak up if they see something that we don't see.
Your church family cares for you. They see what is happening in your life. When you live fully devoted to God's local church, there are people who get to know you and can see things in your life that you may not see yourself.
But did you know God calls church leaders to protect us as a different level? It's like when a coach recognizes that an athlete is fatigued or discouraged. Just as the coach needs to step in, God wants church leaders to be able to speak into your life. Look what God says to church leaders.
“So guard yourselves and God’s people. ...