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In and Out (without the burgers…)

Jul 5, 2007
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I’ve been around church-ianity my entire life.  Raised in a pastor’s home…  On staff at three churches…  Now, a lead pastor…  And throughout my life and journey of ministry, there are a handful of things that I


8 Responses to “In and Out (without the burgers…)”

  1. Charles Cole says:

    This post rocks

  2. Brad says:

    Thanks Scott. Looking forward to these posts.

  3. I’m ready… go for it!

  4. matt says:

    I’ve noticed that when people leave church, even when it’s moderately pleasant, it’s like when we were in high school and your girl friend said “let’s just be friends” (a.k.a. she dumped you). You say you’ll be friends, but you never are again.
    Same with the church. When someone leaves, I’ve never seen a pastor maintain the friendship that they apparantly had when they were members, unless there is a hidden motivation to get them to return to the church.
    I’m looking forward to reading the next few posts, which sounds like a great topic for a book. ;)

  5. In

    Scott Hodge has a great post today about the fact that at any given church some people will, for one reason or another, leave. As a leader it can sometimes be very hard not to take it personally or get

  6. Chilly... says:

    Scott – great post! I think you’ll enjoy my thoughts today as well – check it out!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. anne jackson says:

    i think i have developed a term for what you call “pulling a groeschel” – it’s called “getting smacked in the face by chuck norris roundhouse kick.”
    when good truth is put forth clearly in this mess of ministry confusion – that’s what it feels like. and i must say, it feels good! :)

  8. A Slap in the Face as You Leave

    This past week, we did Disney. My wife set us up to do a time share. You get a 90 minute spiel and free tickets. First, let me tell you its not worth it unless you are wanting a timeshare.

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