I stopped going to church

July 31, 2008 9:19pm CST
I am a former president in one of the orgs in our church. We are conducting meeting everymonth. I am speaking in front of the entire org 's (about a hundred members)members when our church leader ask me to sit down and allow him to speak. You know what he said? Because of me not doing anygood to the org he is conducting an election on that very day and fire me out. All I can remember is that I am sometimes late on meetings because of a 2 hour drive from school.
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7 responses
• United States
1 Aug 08
I am very sorry to hear that. This mans actions were not a good example of being a Christian. Pray about this. You may want to find something closer to school. When one door closes God can open more and better doors. My prayers are with you.
• United States
1 Aug 08
I've recently had problems with my church as well. I try to remember that we are all fallen people and live in a fallen world. As much as we would hope that Christ's love and grace would be representated in a church body, flesh can get in the way of even the most well intentioned people. Pray about your decision. Maybe there was a reason for you to leave this church - God will show you. Or many He will ask you to speak with those who let you go to try to understand what their concerns are - whether they are valid or not or if anything changes really doesn't matter much, but it's always nice to try to understand the situation better to see if you can grow from it.
@tigger44 (144)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I am sorry that happened to you. To me that is not very christian like. If he had a problem with how you were handling things he should have spoken to you first in his office privetly. Maybe there was someother things that were going on that caused him to do what he did. Before you change or move to another church I would pray about it before you do anything because God may not want you to do that.
• Jamaica
2 Aug 08
Hi, I am Angel, That does not sound like a christian church brother with love and compassion. He was very rude, no respect, not Christ like. You should have told him to wait until you were finish speaking to the members. You should not accept this embarrassment, tell him you have no problem with him calling an election or him firing you.(that is, if you dont) Tell him he needs to apologise to you in front of the same gathering. pray about it,because God wants you to be his servant, he does not want any bench warmers. that church leader needs your prayer. pray him up! love of a sista
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
2 Aug 08
Your church leader was wrong in his approach. If he had a problem with you and your performance, he should have talked to your privately and found out the problems you were having. He should never have embarrassed you in front of the entire congregation. I would think some of that congregation was also hurt for you. I hate to see people treated that way. You are one of God's people and He has a work for you to do. Why not try finding another church where you can use your talents. There are churches every where needing leaders. Perhaps God is using this to move you where He wants you to serve. There is usually a reason for all things that happen. Look on the bright side. You love God and want to serve, and He loves you and needs you to serve. The church leader is just a man and men make mistakes all the time.
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
• Nigeria
1 Aug 08
my God, it is a lie from the pit of hell that you are no good to the chruch.hear me you dont have to be down because in heaven there is no position.
@Djbrat (333)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Wow!! Very harsh. I can't believe that you where no good for the church. I'm sure you did great. It sounds like to me that other person has some issues that he needs to take care of. I don't care who you are, you never talk down to anybody. I don't care how powerful or rich or important you are. We all are people and God's children. Treat others the way you want to be treated. I'm sorry you had to go through that. You are a wonderful person, and don't listen to what they said. You are important and needed.