For years the First Assembly of God in Madison, Indiana, was known for driving away its pastors. The core problem was a small, elite group that pressured pastors to leave for the smallest of offenses. After a split in the church, the controlling group left, and the congregation realized what had happened to its ministers. The former pastors were invited back for a service of confession and reconciliation. As part of the service, the current pastor, on behalf of the entire congregation, washed the feet of former pastors (Leadership Journal, January).