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  1. “We didn’t lose a leader, the leader lost a great team.

    We still believe…”

    Amen!

  2. Paige says:

    I know for a personal fact, that sometimes leaders are not in a position to admit their frailties to those who follow and admire them…..who would believe them?

    That it can be very difficult for someone in that unbalanced position of ‘leadership’ to live up to their own expectations or risk ‘failing’ ie: being human in front of the group of followers who partly perpetrated the myth of the leader’s strengths….. and other artificial things.

    Sometimes, the only way ‘out’ is to disappear.

    A “goodbye’ or explanation would go a long way towards healing and generating understanding….. but sometimes leaders just plain crack and have not one more drop of strength to offer that explanation or face the disappointment in the eyes of those who followed…..

  3. Michael says:

    Paige,
    That may have been the case here…

  4. Jim says:

    What Paige said… particularly if the guy’s business just went belly up. His perseverance might have been heroic, causing him to keep the doors open longer that was wise.

    Or maybe he was just a jerk, but we haven’t heard his side of the story. All I know us that he stepped up to the plate and took a swing, which is more than most are willing to do.

  5. jtk says:

    this brings back sooo many painful memories…….home and church

    I’m glad you guys are rallying. I’ll pray for sure.

  6. Sarah says:

    So glad that you had a group of parents who were willing to step up and be creative. Hoping for you all that a solution works out.

    What a lesson for those kids, though…and a lesson in grace for leaders. Even the best leaders, the ones we want the most to succeed…even they are frail.

  7. Dude says:

    Trust God…….all others are are on probation.

  8. Linnea says:

    What Sarah said…”What a lesson for those kids, though…and a lesson in grace for leaders. Even the best leaders, the ones we want the most to succeed…even they are frail.”

    It’s good preparation for disappointment in spiritual leaders while clinging closely to Jesus.

  9. brian says:

    Interesting I have often lived my life in modesty, I wont go into what I was told basically I an a perversion and God’s wrath follows me.

    “Modesty”!
    “Integrity”!
    That is just stupid integrity is totally irrelevant and I get that.
    “Self Control”!
    We can’t control ourselves we are Jeffrey Dahmer wantabe we all want to commit some type of vile understanding.
    “Perseverance” !

    God will not persevere you if you cant produce you are lost and God hates you. I get that. I get God cant persevere anyone no matter what happens, God will preserve those that are worthy of that.

    “Indomitable spirit, SIR”!

    There is no hope and we are all doomed from the cheap seats. I find that rather silly but it is what it is.

  10. brian says:

    The translation I would give my soul to this creed because I have seen it. But from the evangelical standpoint we are all basically lost. I find that strange, I always have.

  11. David sloane says:

    Building lease, utilities, liability insurance and other overhead cost can add up if one has no discipline in ones finances. There are a lot of ministers who have sneaked out in the dark of night. Leaving behind the disillusioned ones.

    How awesome is it that we, the Church, are built upon the Rock that can’t be moved. A sure foundation. One who will never leave us nor forsake us. Who will always be with us. One who is His Word. Solid words we can live by and put our trust in.

    No greater love has anyone then to lay down his life for another. This He has done for us…

    Sorry to find out Sensi lacked integrity. Reminds me of the old saying, ” I can’t hear what your saying, your life speaks louder then your words…”

    Shame on Sensi for holding up the standard to live by and not ending well. His story is repeated often.

  12. It’s sad that the guy couldn’t just come clean that the business was failing. Didn’t the proud code of the disciplines include humility and being forthright? The warrior, above all, must be noble, yes?

  13. Michael says:

    Gman,

    In business and the church, humility is not considered a virtue anymore.
    Thus, the shape that the church and economy are in…

  14. Jim says:

    When was humility a business principle? Did Paul say, “buy my tents. They’re just ok.”?

    The right kind of pride is a business essential. You don’t have to say, “I’m the best”, but you must have the confidence to say, “please examine my work”, knowing that scrutiny is your friend.

  15. Michael says:

    Jim,

    I was thinking more about how we exhibit humility ethically and relationally.
    I’m learning much from you on the walking the line between being narcissistic and promoting your work.
    Hardest thing in the world for me to do…and I’ve missed opportunities because of it.

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