A parable (that really happened)

How do you deal with chronic complainers in your church?  Have you ever wanted to tell someone to just leave your church?  Would you ever have the guts to do as this pastor did?

Is it right to wish some people would just leave your church?  And would it be better if they did leave to help you accomplish your mission?

Lots of questions here… maybe more questions than answers… but it may help you the next time you’re confronted by a ‘serial church complainer’…

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  • janiskw January 3, 2013 Reply

    I said something like this to a church member… basically she wanted more programs, Programs that we don’t have the resources to provide and where we aren’t headed for a host of reasons.
    My answer was that I wouldn’t hold it against her if she and her family felt that their needs would be served better elsewhere.
    They have actually stayed and went deeper into serving and eventually leadership.
    I think sometimes we just need to be upfront and honest about who we are and where we are going and not get upset because someone thinks it should be different. And honestly and truth always serves us better in the long wrong. And we need to confront expectations, especially unrealistic ones.

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