Ethics And Correct Behavior When Leaving A Church


By Anonymous

Leaving church or ministry is something that happens. At times, people who never intended to leave a ministry are forced to leave because of some reasons like:

i. Someone receives an instruction to leave from the Lord.

ii. Misunderstandings

iii. Unhealed wounds

iv. Accusations

v. Conflicts

vi. Ingratitude

vii. Pride
Ethics And Correct Behavior When Leaving A Church
Ethics And Correct Behavior When Leaving A Church

If you have to leave a ministry there are certain standards of behavior expected for you as a child of God.

1.𝗜𝗳 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆.

Be released with a blessing from your pastor or founder. Don't make it as a suprise, it will seem evil and calculated. Say a proper goodbye if possible.

2.𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲, GO 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲

Do not influence other members to leave with you or to hate the ministry or the pastor.Go alone quite with discipline and humility.

3.𝗕𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴.

Prepare a gift for your pastor. Don't spread evil rumors about your former church, don't be involved in a conspiracy, it won't work for you, close your mouth and mind your own business.

4.𝗗𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 "𝗺𝘂𝗱𝗱𝘆" 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲

Remember, that ministry has raised you, trained you, equipped you, prayed for you, and you are blessed because of that ministry or that pastor. Don't say bad things about the church or pastor you just left. Don't spread your mud on others, leave them alone. You came along and if you feel to go just go the way you came, don't destroy the kingdom of God.

5.𝗗𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗶𝗳 𝗚𝗼𝗱 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘀𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝘁.

Many pastors today open churches out of bitterness, pride, thinking they are anointed more than those who raised them or to think they are more spiritual and holy than their pastors. Their foundation is wrong. Leave and seek God. Don't open ministry because you have left or been fired...It won't last for many years. Wait upon the Lord, remember ministry is calling first before the Man of God, not vice-versa. We are not all called to be Founders of Ministries, the grace of God upon us differs.

6.𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽𝘀.

Remember, the church is not a building, organization, a denomination, or an institution. It is an organism,a place of giving life and hope. It’s people who love Jesus and each other.

So even if you have to leave a specific congregation, don’t make the mistake of disconnecting yourself from healthy relationships with fellow believers. As you negotiate the challenge of finding a new church home, those relationships will be more important than ever.

In fact, maintaining healthy relationships with other believers is probably the most significant determiner of whether-or-not you’ll find a new, healthy church home or drift away from Christian fellowship – and maybe from the faith – entirely.

You reap what you sow.

7.𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲.

Some members are facing challenges in their new churches because they attracted a curse from their former pastor. Don't leave the wrong way. Otherwise, leave blessed. The Bible says in Proverbs 26:2

“Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause shall not alight.”

In other words, if there’s a curse there’s always a cause. A curse is a spiritual lawsuit for dishonor...don't make a curse stick by offending as you leave..just leave in peace. if you feel you were cursed, make things right with your former church and Man of God.

LASTLY! Return everything you got from the church as it is church property and not yours. Taking church property brings curses over your life.

Receive Jesus Christ today and go to church for spiritual fellowship.

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