Another issue that the Living Church of God is having is a hard time dealing with is "favoritism." The LCG HQ is filled with nepotism, backbiting and backstabbing in order for people to move up and/or be seen as important.
LCG members are waiting for the church to erupt when Meredith dies. The various camps are already forming. If Lil'Jimmy is anointed by Ames to lead the LCG there will be a major split. People will split even if Ames maintains control for a while. Others see upcoming doctrinal changes and are ready to head off to other groups. Its only a matter of time till LCG is as impotent as the United Church of God, Restored Church of God and the Philadelphia Church of God.1. Hospitality. Hospitality is not just a suggestion—it is one of the attributes that qualifies one to be in the ministry (Titus 1:8). Pastors do not have to have a palace to be hospitable. There is a unifying effect in breaking bread with one another, no matter how humble the circumstances. This had a powerful effect on the brethren in the early days of the apostolic Church. Acts 2:46-47 says, “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart… And the Lord added to the Church daily those who were being saved.” Be sure to be sensitive to your wife’s input and desires in making plans to host brethren at your house—since she will be doing much of the work of the hosting!
Caution: Showing special hospitality only to those you are close to tears down morale, unity, and erodes the overall health of a congregation. Favoritism will erode love and warmth in a family (Genesis 37:4) and it can destroy your effectiveness in a congregation. Especially as a Pastor, it’s important to show equal interest and attention to all the brethren you serve (Luke 14:13). It is a way of showing interest in the lives of all of your brethren and coming to know even those considered the “least important” (Matthew 25:40). LCG Pastoral Manual pg. 2-6