Tomorrow I’d like us to talk about a very sensitive and serious subject. Sexual misconduct of a leader in the church. It has to be the most devastating thing that can happen to a church to have one of its leaders (minister, youth minister, elder, pastor) to be get caught in a sexual relationship outside his marriage.
Whether it’s a mega church and a nationally known person like Ted Haggard or a a little church out in the middle of no where … how do we handle it?
- How do we prevent this?
- Why do some ministers fall and others do not?
- What is the churches responsibility to the person caught?
- What can the church do to heal?
There are more questions that need to be answered. And this is a subject that we “as Christians and as a church” have ignored. Do some thinking today about how to handle this.
My friend and fellow blogger Monica has written a wonderful post about “learning lessons in life” from her grandparents. It’s a wonderful and powerful love story. If it doesn’t warm your heart … nothing will. Stop by and check it out when you get time.