I expect most church workers are not bullied by their congregations. The problem for those who are, and this is the same for bullying anywhere, is that those who are not bullied tend to look to their own experience as universal as opposed to taking the word of the bullied person.
"I am not bullied/I have not seen bullying, therefore bullying does not exist."
This attitude, which is the one that has dominated most responses from the hierarchy on this issue in the last week, just adds to the bullied person's sense of isolation and could be regarded as a subtle form of bullying. I would suggest that most people in authority would not be so dismissive if a person complained to them of racial or sexual harassment.