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Moving on from our current home church
Last night we (my wife and I) told our church leadership that we plan to leave our current home church and search for somewhere else.
I have been at the church for almost 9 years, of which the last 7-8 years I have been the unofficial lead sound guy. My wife has been with the church since just before we married 2.5 years ago and has been involved with music most of that time, moving into a leadership position 9 months ago.
It was a hard decision as we both deeply love the place, however it has become clear the church is now moving onto a different path (doctrinely) than it has previously been, and with this change we can no longer see ourselves being able to serve, in the long term, in a way that remains edifying.
We plan to try and wrap up our current leadership/serving positions as quickly as possible while ensuring we can give a full and proper handover to others. No official timeline has been set yet, but we expect to have moved on by the end of the year.
Pray for us as we search for a new church, and the long process that could be.
Pray that we can find a church where we can both serve in a way that will be edifying to it.
Pray for our current church that they can find the appropriate people to take on our current leadership roles.
Pray that we can continue to serve as best we can until the appropriate people are found and/or we move onto somewhere else.
I'll definitely be praying for you! I know what a hard transition it can be to move on to a new church. Leaving those you love and have served with is never easy. Not to mention the countless hours you have invested. We'll be praying!
Here's my one piece of advice. Since I don't know your specific situation please take it for what it's worth.
If you are in a situation where you feel they are preaching false doctrine I can't think of any reason you should stay. I know you want to "do the right thing" by provided them time to find someone else and transition out but in my option that's not your concern.
I told a volunteer yesterday at lunch. "You can't do everything! Sometimes we have to put ourselves and our family first. It's ok to say no".
IMHO, putting yourself and your wife/family under false teaching isn't worth it. Get out ASAP.
I'll be praying for God's leading in your life!