Did You Break the Unspoken Expectations of Your Church?

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Did You Break the Unspoken Expectations of Your Church?

"Unspoken Expectations" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Every church has unspoken expectations.

Every group has them.

Every human being has them.

The last church I was at, I assumed I had the space to grow as I wished.

But I discovered, to my great disappointment, that I had crossed a line.

"This far and no further" was an unspoken expectation of my church and the denomination I was a part of (Vineyard).

I had gone too far in my search for truth and my quest for personal wholeness.

I broke their expectations.

Me being the pastor, though, contributed to the complexity of the issue.

It was time to leave.

No regrets now.

But, I would have stayed if I was given the space.

(Now I meet with my online community TheLastingSupper.com. Join us for the community you miss. I'll personally welcome you. You'll love it!)


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