I don't know that anyone is reading this,but I am asking for sincere prayers. We have some issues going on within our church that have spilled out into the community.Not everyone in the church is aware of these issues,but Mr. SoulFull has been put in a hard place where he is responsible as a servant of the church and foremost as a servant of Christ,o not just ignore these things that have been brought to him by people in the community. I think we can all agree that when a church has behaved in such a way that multiple counts of wrong-doing are being brought forth from the greater community ( believers and non-believers)....something is deeply wrong; actual wrong-doings or not.
He does not at all want to be usurper of authority, but he also recognizes that the ultimate authority is God, not church leadership. He needs prayers on how to leave his personal feelings out of this, how to lean on and discern God's word, and to follow the Holy Spirit's guiding.
We genuinely believe in the need for a biblical church in our area.We care less that it is IFB than that it is truly biblical,because sadly, we are finding that the two do not necessarily go hand in hand. I really do not want to leave the church. I do not want to show our children that the right solution is to walk away,but from my Mama perspective, it is so tempting to find somewhere else- start fresh, using what we know now about church politics, to make a wiser decision about a church. The woman in me just wants to spill out all of the issues that have happened, so that people understand why we feel so troubled. We are trying very hard to behave in a biblical way, however. So please, please, please, pray for us and pray for our church.