Saturday, August 12, 2017

Homeless Ministers

Several times in ministry, I have come across this situation: a Church calls a minister or a Church worker, promising them a home, a stipend, a pension, and so on -- yet when they get there, there is no home (not to speak of the rest). In some cases, a home was hurriedly found or prepared. In one case, an elderly minister and his wife slept on mattresses on the hall floor. That ministry took off, and they never looked back. But in one case (I witnessed this), a Church worker spent months with his family in a busy Church hall, behind a screen, and it literally drove him mad. He was sedated, hospitalised, and boarded.  OBSERVATION: And it is not always as one thinks. In the last case, the Church worker was funded by a major sending agency.

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