Recently, a good friend of mine let a beloved staff person go due to a moral failure. And while he and I had discussed the exact scenario before (when both of us were relatively disconnected from the issue), when it actually happened in his ministry, it was much harder.
And, common in most cases, both sides take issue with his response. He removed this person from ministry, getting them Biblical counseling to deal with his addiction, and seeking his restoration to the church body.
The question for pastors is this, “Where do we differentiate between those to whom we show grace, and those that we draw a hard line and remove from ministry?”
Take the jump to read my thoughts.