Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

1441RE: [ExGDBd] Re: Opening a can of worms: Leadership Questions

Expand Messages
  • Matt Mercer
    Sep 1, 2002

      That is a good question, and I am glad you asked.
      Originally, I asked what qualities must those in leadership have. The
      reason why I originally asked these questions, is because I have been
      listening to other men who are in leadership positions, ask some of the
      same questions. Over the years, I myself have been part of different
      Exodus-based support groups. One of the things I noticed was that the
      leaders often stayed until they burned out, with no one trained [or
      willing] to step up to the plate to take their place. And in some
      cases, out of "desperation" to continue, men were asked to take on
      leadership roles, for which they were not qualified. Some immediately
      fell into sexual sin. Others deserted the ministry, and just
      disappeared. They were not proven yet.

      As I look at this unique ministry, I honestly believe that
      the pressures are intense. This type of ministry, in some ways, is more
      difficult than many other forms of ministry. There is great opposition
      inwardly and outwardly. I do not believe this ministry is for the faint
      of heart, or for cowardly lions. This is warfare, and it is not
      glamorous.. I see a day when such ministries face severe opposition from
      our government-perhaps to the point of being heavily fined, jailed, and
      other severe sanctions, for our stand on this issue. Upcoming leaders,
      in my opinion, need to have no character flaws or weaknesses, that left
      unchecked, could make them vulnerable to caving into the opposition,
      and/or sexual sin.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: wgrolfson1 [mailto:wgrolfson1@...]
      Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 2:03 AM
      To: exgaydiscussionboard@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [ExGDBd] Re: Opening a can of worms: Leadership Questions

      Matt? Incidentally, why did you ask that question in the first place?

      Yahoo! Groups Sponsor



      To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

      Questions on the group? contact founder directly at: ncxds@...

      The Ex-Gay Discussion Board is a ministry of:
      NCXDS Ex-Gay Internet Ministries

      Feel free to link to these pages on your own website:

      Web: <http://geocities.com/exgaylinks> | Discussion List:
      <http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/exgaydiscussionboard> | Chat:

      Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo!
      <http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/> Terms of Service.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • Show all 9 messages in this topic