I think this is excellent. One does not have to be in a church ministry for this to apply. After all, aren’t we all called to minister to each other?
J.S. Park: Hospital Chaplain, Skeptical Christian
Currently, I am a Bible Study teacher for high schoolers and also one of the praise leaders for the college ministry in my church. I am in a habitual sin [porn addiction]. Should I step down as a leader until I am not struggling with this anymore?
If you would’ve asked me this a few years ago, I would’ve definitely told you to turn in your badge and hand over your Bible.
These days, I don’t make so many blanket-statements and I’m trying to see things on a case-by-case scenario. I don’t say this so you can do what you want, but I’ve seen plenty of flawed leaders serve through their issues just fine, so long as they’re taking steps to repent and overcome. They didn’t just confess and stay complacent — they confessed and made forward progress.
However, you must tell this to your pastor and…
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