Well our church had the 2ND Annual Business meeting last Sunday. It went off pretty well I guess, no big surprises or controversy that I saw. A couple of business asked questions that were answered pretty well I think. The pastor preached a sermon before the meeting and he did take advantage of the people being there and there being no Sunday School, so fair game I guess! The music was of course awesome, bringing many to tears.
But here is the thing, I went to the Open Forum whatever blog and read the post about the meeting. I intentionally went there because I knew there would be comments and maybe some interesting reading. It amazes me that people would just go to a service to report about it on their blog. I am amazed that people are labeled just for attending a church by the former members of that church. I am amazed that people still find the need to spend all their time griping about something that they can easily avoid, you know it is not any ones job to convince someone of the truth, just our job to share that truth with them.
With that being said, I wish all the former members well, and I hope they find a church that God wants them to attend and that they get involved. A blog is n o way to "have Church" in my opinion.
This will all die down much sooner than later. The Integrity Does Count crew has fallen away and I am guessing this other group will move on as well.