How do you reconcile polar opposite positions that cannot be together in the same space and time? The senior minister leaves or he stays, it’s one or the other. Even if both parties want what is best for the church, how do you compromise on what cannot be compromised? If the reason for the split stays within the body, will it not cause the dividing issue to come up again in the future? I’m just asking.
“If nothing else, the meeting cemented my path forward. I could no longer sit under the teaching of Steve Wingfield. I could no longer give my tithe to support him. The meeting did one more thing: it drew the lines of conflict between those who wanted Steve to step down as senior minister and those who revered the celebrity minister and wanted to just ‘move on.’ Both sides stated that they loved the church and wanted reconciliation and the damage to the church to be minimal, but both sides also wanted opposite outcomes that could not coexist.” (Taylor, Joy S., A View from the Pews — The Inside Story of a Broken Church, 2022, Lily of the Valley Publishing, Santa Claus IN, p. 98.)
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