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Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by bb_baptist, Dec 27, 2001.
Should be add a private (password protected) forum for Baptist pastors?
Yes, by all means please do. I'll be one of the first to sign-on.
Would there still be a Pastor's corner or would it take the place of the pastor's corner?
I vote no to this one. My opinion only.
Mr. Botwinick, please check your private messages.
No from me. I would love to have non-pastors be able to read our discussions and see the inner-workings of the ministry.
Just my thought.
Ladies and Gentlemen I am not a pastor but...
...I do so hope that you do not form a private pastor's forum. I really enjoy reading what you all say about being pastors. As an aspiring minister, it is both educational and encouraging to hear what you have to say about anything. I fear that if you start a private forum, all of the engaging topics and info will virtually disappear from this forum.
Please do not go. I appreciate all you alot. You are a blessing.
I am not a Baptist Pastor, and I would not be replying on this area except that this effects me. I read this page often and I would not like to see it with a password. I do not post because it is for baptist pastors only. I am posting on this thread just to let you know that there are others who Read, even if we are not allowed to post. Well, back into the shadows.
When I first saw this thread I figured that it was for Pastors only, so I watched who would grace the steps of this hallowed ground. When nobody came for a long, long, long time, I posted a question. First it was ignored, then one came and nibbled, then another and soon the Pastors discovered that this was their forum. It was like the fellow in the movies, when he builds a baseball field with the hope that the players will come. The Pastors finally came and soon a good interaction took place between the seekers and the knowers. I believe that this forum should be open to all, after all if a Pastor wants to be personal with an other Pastor – he will use the PM (Private Message) or the email system and not a forum, whether it is open or exclusive. That is my very, very, very humble opinion.
My suggestion is to retain this board and add a private board 'down below' (what a place for pastors to be... )
The women have done this and while most of the posts go on where everyone can see and join in the public arena, the private forum is special and there are some private thoughts and problems presented there which just are not something we would be comfortable talking about up here.
Pastors have it tough. They really do. Just be everything to everyone and raise your family perfectly and please never be sick, behind the times, short on your prayer time, out of sorts with life in general, or short on time for all the extensive counseling people desire. For free.
And, oh, yeah, by the way -- get plenty of rest, eat right, and get that exercise in!
I think they need a place of their own here to talk. At least that!
But keeping this here will allow a bridge of communication, too, which might be very important. They can be available to answer questions and see other comments about their very difficult and often misunderstood calling.
God bless them all!
By George, the lady is right! Why should the men be different? Women have two forums, one is pretty open to everyone while the other is private.
What say ye men?! Isn't it our God given right to have our forums and the Pastors to have theirs - where they could discuss (minden olyan dolgot, ami nem tartozik másra csak a felavatottakra)?.....
Okay, I appreciate the opportunity to use my interpretive skill again. (Thank you, Barnabas.)
What Barnabas just said was. .. (and I quote), "where they could discuss .. . . mind only matters , and knowingly, Tarzan mascarades as a cracked up female."
I am not sure if this is what he meant, but loose translations are just that.
Thanks again for this opportunity to use my talents.
Saggy, If I had been drinking my tea it would be all over the keyboard right now. As it is, I only choked on a bite of an orange....
gee, lady, someday you are going to have to develop a sense of humor.... LOL
I definately vote no for this one.
Password protecting this forum should not be necessary. We should be able to trust the honesty and integrity of the forum regulars. It should be open to be read by all, but posters should be limited (as are the Baptist only forums) to pastors, or retired/former pastors so we can discuss issues relating to the pastorate with our peers. Pastors are the only people in the church who don't have a pastor to talk to. That is what I envision this forum to be, a resource for pastors to discuss issues relating to their pastoral ministry.
The absolute last thing I want is a kid 40 years younger than I am coming in here and telling me how wrong I am and how I should be doing it. That is what I have a wife for!
[ December 29, 2001: Message edited by: Thomas Cassidy ]
We had similar issues with the women's forum, apparently, because "unwanted" posts appeared.
I've been thinking about this one, and if Pastors have things that they need to discuss with each other that they do not feel is appropriate to be read or responded by all, then by all means, let them have a private forum. I believe that this forum should stay though like it has been and everyone is welcome to come and participate.
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dr. Cassidy: The absolute last thing I want is a kid 40 years younger than I am coming in here and telling me how wrong I am and how I should be doing it. That is what I have a wife for!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Every once in a while Dr. Cassidy posts something hilarious, without even trying!
Again, I think that forming a private Pastor's forum is not a bad thing, but I believe it will eventually drain this public forum of the rich conversation it now has.
If I was a pastor, I would tend to find my peers' responses much more credible and reliable than that of a layman. That may not be a good thing.
Pastors, do you want credibility/reliability or honesty/realism? Would not a private forum put a de facto wall between you and the regular members? Why or why not?
May God Continue to Strenthen You All!