One of my favorite things to do in ministry is to visit with church members who are getting ready to leave the church.
I’m kidding. It gives me an ulcer.
I remember, years ago in a previous ministry, meeting with a household that was very angry about a series of decisions the church leaders had made. I spent the hour in their living room, explaining the leadership’s actions and prayers leading to the decision, knowing the whole time that it was useless. They’d already made up their mind to leave. [Read more…]