Moving Denominations

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by Ben W, Feb 5, 2003.

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Moving Denominations

  1. Yes id minister in a non baptist church

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  2. I would go to only another Baptist denomination

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  3. Not unless I absolutley had to

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  4. No

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  1. Ben W

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    If you had come to the end of ministering in your church, and were seeking another position, would you switch denominations?
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    I am an ordained Baptist minister (33 years next month). I have preached and now am interim in a non-baptist church - although they all have been very "baptistic". Same doctrinal statement, etc.

    Found that IF I were to seek to pastor a Free church, I would need to surrender my ordination and become "credentialed" in that denomination.

    Not in this lifetime . . . :rolleyes:
     
  3. Timothy Bonney

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    Been there and did that. I am an ex-Southern Baptist. At the end of a pastorate in 1991 I became an American Baptist.

    Timothy Bonney, Pastor
    First Baptist Church (ABC/USA)
    Rushville, Indiana
     
  4. go2church

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    I am baptist from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet, never been anything else, I just can't imagine ever being anything but baptist. Although I would be willing to go to another type of baptist. Does that mean I would not go if God called me to another denomination all together? I would sure like to think I would be responsive to the calling and leading of the Holy Spirit..but I am still very much human..so who knows.
     
  5. Jeremiah

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    Recently (almost 5 years ago) my wife and I moved to Wyoming. Our little town has one IBF Church (KJV Only, womein in pants = hell) that was a major turn off. Being very active in churches and ministries where we had lived before, we had to find a place where God could use us.

    We joined an SBC church in our same town (after three months of going over their constitution, doctrinal statements and ministry purpose). I must say coming from the IBF side of things to the SBC was a transition. Although I struggle with some of our pastor's lack of commitment on the doctrines of grace, we have found a great fit in a wonderful ministry.

    To us with was switching denominations to be where God wanted us to be. To some of our friends and family it was a falling away from God. Bottom line, our relationship with Christ has to take highest priority, not politics.

    -- Jeremiah
     
  6. Ben W

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    I reckon Jeramiah, that you would find disagreements on the role of Grace, in a number of Baptist Churches, and probably all over the whole church.

    I have been with the Salvation Army, Pentecostal Church (Bethesda Movement), and am now pioneerind a small Seventh Day Baptist Church. Yet I find much similarity in the "Core Doctrines" of each.
     

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