How long have you been at your current church?

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How long have you been at your current church?

  1. Less than 6 months

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  2. 6 months - 1 year

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  3. 1-5 years

    16 vote(s)
    39.0%
  4. 5-10 years

    8 vote(s)
    19.5%
  5. Over 10 years

    13 vote(s)
    31.7%
  1. Thermodynamics

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    I have been a member of my church for about 10 years.
     
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    at this church, a year, but our previous, and only other church, we were there for over 17 years.
     
  3. jenni

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    [post by non-Baptist in a restricted area of the Forum]
     
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    At the end of this year, it will be 33 years.

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    5 or 6 years and you have no one there to talk with about your life.
     
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    46 years.

    My church brothers and sisters love me anyway.
     
  7. Joseph M. Smith

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    A little less than five years, at a church chosen largely by my wife, after my retirement from a pastorate at another church. We knew we had to leave after retirement, and visited several others, but my wife was never even remotely interested in any others. So we've gotten involved in music, teaching, finance committee, and for her, deacons and garden team.
     
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    Ummmmmmmm, Joe-------ole buddy----ole pal

    What is a "Deacons" team???

    Now--------I can understand the "Garden" team------plantin' flowers and mowin' grass and manicuring the sidewalks-----you know---gettin' the grounds ready for Sunday
    :laugh::laugh:
     
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    My wife is involved with the pastor... hehe...
     
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    The group of guys that are going to send you to your next church.



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    I joined my current church in 1973 (June) -- that would be 36 years, over half my life (65).

    While there We buried my first wife, Step father, and many friends.
    While there I married my second wife.
    While there We married my: Mother, Step Father, Daughter, and many friends.
    While there We bore my son in his first birth, and many friends
    While there We saw the second birth of my Daughter, Son, and many friends.

    I have arangements to bury me there :saint:
     
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    I have been at my present church 32 years.
     
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    Since I was a fairly new believer - 17 yrs. I visited a lot of unsound or mixed sound/unsound churches the first year and a half of being a believer.
     
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    Wow, I must learn about commas.

    My wife has been a deacon (know that is problematic for some of you, but that's the way this church works).

    And she has led the garden team. Not related to the deacons. Separate function. And certainly not preparing a burial plot for the pastor.
     
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    I have been in church for 36 years--well, Longer, because I attended before I was a Christian.
     
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    Is this a Baptist church? I've never heard of a Baptist church with female deacons. :confused:
     
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    There is a local Baptist Church in my town (the first Baptist Church in my town -1889) that has some female deacons. I didn't know that. My first wife died in 1999 at age 55 from Liver Cancer. I was attend a grief group. The (Staff) Minister of the Senior Adults was a Female, she person. Her statement was " My Deacon She ... " Now understand the Baptist church has no women pastors -- only paid women Ministers and unpaid women deacons.
     
  19. Joseph M. Smith

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    There are plenty of Baptist churches with women serving as deacons. In fact, in the churches of the District of Columbia Baptist Convention, an all-male diaconate would be the exception rather than the rule.

    There are not as many women pastors, but there are some, and their number is growing. I teach Baptist Polity at Wesley Seminary, and three-quarters of the students who take my class are women. Not all will go on to be pastors, however.
     
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    I don't believe women should be pastors. Sorry to step on anyone's toes.

    I also don't know of any Baptist churches that think women should be pastors. I'm surprised if there are some.
     

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