I would respectfully asks that this thread be limited to replies by pastors only. I am seeking the pastor's perspective on these questions. Thank you for your understanding. There is a church in our county that is going through a pastoral change. The issues involved in the decision are irrelevant, except to say that the pastor agreed to and accepted the church's SOF prior to being called. About 2 years ago, the church began to see the pastor's position changing on some issues that they felt were key issues. They went to the pastor and presented their concerns to him. He began teaching his people regarding these issues to help them understand his position more clearly. Let me state here that this pastor stated that he believed these issues before he was called as pastor. About six months ago, the pastor admitted that he held his position on these issues before he took this church. Three weeks ago, the Board of Deacons approached the pastor and asked him to resign. The pastor refused to resign. This past Sunday evening the church voted to terminate this pastor. The vote was right at 60% to terminate 40% to retain. The 40%, I am told, were largely new members that had come since this pastor began. 1. What would you have done in this situation? Would you have resigned at the first request? Would you have taken it to a vote? Would you take the 40% and start a church across town? 2. Do you feel that the church was justified in asking this pastor to resign and then subsequently voting him out? 3. Do you feel that this pastor was dishonest with the church while he was being considered as pastor?