28 Nov '14, 6pm

Why I quit pastoral ministry.

Leaving work in arguably the best conference in the Adventist denomination was not an easy decision, but the deciding factor for me was the need for independence. During my time in ministry, I was constantly aware of the church's expectations on me. I felt as though there was an expectation that I would tow the proverbial party line, that some topics of conversation were off the table, and that I would represent the denomination's thinking in my interactions with my parishioners. Without anyone telling me in so many words, I had the strong sense that someone else had already set the parameters of my conversations for me.

Full article: http://spectrummagazine.org/blog/2014/11/26/why-i-quit-pa...