Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: in the middle ages
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There are just a lot of egos going on in my church. In my mid-30's I'm one of the youngest people there. We've fired 2 ministers in the last 5 years. The last one caused a huge rift in the congregation - some of them really liked the minister. A bunch of people quit the board of directors over the firing and the small group that did the firing placed their own supporters on the BoD. (If someone quits, the Board can appoint a new person without an election).
Then other people were pretty peeved at what went on - so they challenged the leadership of the BoD - kind of like a recall vote and lost the challenge. But the dissenters WERE elected to the board when regular elections came around.
Pretty much everyone on the Board of Directors works in their own business, is retired, or has a sole proprietership. DH and I are both office grunts and quite frankly - more used to working WITH people - the whole compromise, give notice, set a meeting agenda, gather support, etc, etc. It's kind of astounding the way things are running.
On top of that the new minister is just OK. He's not really that great. His lessons just don't leave me with much. There is a GREAT minister at another Unity church that seems so much better, but it's 40 minutes away and I just can't drag as all out of the house that early 6 days a week, 5 is bad enough.
So, that's where I'm at right now.
Third generation WOHM. I work by choice.