Ever since the Church of God instituted Regional Directors in the church hierarchy, they have been set up as the "go to" person if there is a member complaint about the pastor.
Just hows easy is that to do? Do you feel your Regional Director would actually listen to you without any recrimination? Do you think your local pastor would treat you differently once he is corrected by a regional director?
We all know the answer to those questions. We have all witnessed the reactions of Regional Directors to member complaints. The member is kicked out!
Notice #5 below....how well has that worked for you?
Here are some of the specific duties a Regional Pastor (or Regional Director) fulfills:
1. Provides support by giving counsel, direction, and encouragement to Pastors in fulfilling their responsibilities.
2. Is a Pastor-at-large for the Pastors and Elders who seek or desire spiritual counsel and direction from within the region.
3. Knows the leading men in the region, to be able to encourage manpower development and have a basis for ordination recommendations.
4. Fulfills administrative responsibilities of reports, divorce and remarriage review and decisions, and ordination recommendations.
5. Listens to and seeks to resolve complaints or appeals from the brethren regarding their Pastor or Church area.
6. Supports the Area Pastor when he, the Area Pastor, is unsuccessful in mediating or resolving conflicts among the brethren in his Pastorate.
7. Communicates with the Director of Church Administration regarding the needs and spiritual health of the region.
LCG Pastors Manual pg. 3-5