Robin - posted on 09/11/2012 ( 25 moms have responded )
Good morning everyone. I have something that is weighing on my heart so I'm just going to start. I am an ordained elder at my church. Problem is, I am having a hard time with the church. It all began 5 years ago. I got married and we took a 3 week honeymoon. When we returned to church, have of the church had left. Now we have had church splits before but this one was different. I am a part of a small church that is mostly how do I say this? Well lets say 98 % of the members does not work. Every time some thing goes on in the church we have no say so and every one acts like they are afraid of the pastor. His word goes and thats it. If he does not agree with someone he preaches about the person and everyone always know who he is talking about. I have been a member of this church for 20 years and I love the pastor and his wife and family dearly. But I just can't take it anymore. My husband and I started a business 2 years ago and we tried to help some of the members by introducing them to the business. We were preached about and it was said that it was a scam! Now everyone looks at us like we are crazy. I have decided to leave the church but my husband contines to go. I tried 2 times to go so that my husband would be happy. I went this past Sunday and every one and every thing is the same. The people are same as they were 20 years ago. No one has progressed! You mean to tell me that the power of God has not brought you live up? It is a lot more to my story but I am tearing up now and I just have to stop. I'm looking for a new church home because I just can't go back there. Lord please help me. I need your prayers.