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I’ve seen this happen many times. When confronted with charges against a pastor, some churches are just not in a place to accept, or at the very least, investigate the charges.
That leads to the ‘circling of the wagons’ effect the writer describes.
It’s a tough situation. On one side, ANYONE can make an accusation (and scripture even puts it down that if it is an elder, there really needs to be more than one accuser to help substantiate claims). But at the same time, these allegations are very serious, and need to be investigated. Rape, for instance, is a pretty stinkin’ serious charge; and to circle the wagon and not even discuss the situation is horrible.
If you were on the board at this church, how would you respond right now to this situation?
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It is imperative that through this transition we donâ€™t give the lost and un-churched people more of a reason to not go to church. During this time, we ask for a positive spirit of unity and excitement. While we want each person at Two Rivers to make this transition and be a part of the exciting places God is taking us, we understand that everyone will not make this transition. We ask that each person see the vision and pray about where God would have them serve to accomplish His purposes and mission. While not our desire, if God leads you to another place we understand and wish only the best for you.Brilliantly played. I’m’ sure they have realized in the past years that everyone won’t make the journey to the other side. The same is true here… but it’s seemingly the right step to revitalize a crippled church. Would you have played it any differently?