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Discussion in 'Missions / Witnessing / eVangelism' started by Jim Ellis, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. Jim Ellis

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    What do you do when the Pastor lets someone start a new Sunday School Class, and then tells you that your are to be a part of it. My Pastor is not teaching a class now so this new class can get a (good) start??? I want my Pastors class up and running!!! I miss the Pastors teaching.
    The new class is more for younger adults just out of HS or College. I am 44 yrs old but the other adult class is for 50+ people. I'm thinking of quiting Sunday School altogether now!
    I'm very upset, this has changed my attitude about Sunday School now! What sould I or could I do??? And please don't tell me to pray about it!!! [​IMG] :mad: :confused: :( :rolleyes: [​IMG]

    [ November 03, 2002, 02:11 PM: Message edited by: Jim Ellis ]
     
  2. Frogman

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    Bro. Jim,

    Your desire for your pastor's teaching is good; are you denied the opportunity to go into the other adult class? Or do you prefer to not enter that class?

    I can offer no greater advice than that you pray over this concern. However, I would not recommend you quit attending Sun. School altogether.

    How has this changed your belief about Sun. School? Do you now not agree with its presence, or only with the administration of it?

    God Bless.
    Bro. Dallas
     
  3. Jim Ellis

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    Bro. Dallas:
    Thanks for the reply! Well I'm not against Sunday School, I believe that it's vital to my christian learning and growing experience.
    I'm just parcial to men teachers I guess, but I love to hear my Pastor teach and discuss things too! The new women teacher has her own style and I like her as a fellow christian, but her class is out of league for me. I feel that I'm out of place, being I'm now the oldest in the class, and not married either. There are a few married couples in this class. By the way, as I said in the last post I'm the oddball at age 44 who has been single all my life, and plans on never marrying. Ellen, the teacher also is teaching from the Book called "He Chose The Nails" by Max Lucado. Plus she's using the video by him also.
    Me, I'm old fashion, teach me from only the bible!!! No fluff for me! Well time to go to bed, I've got to get up and go vote and then go to Tues. morning Bible Study with my Pastor!
    Maybe I'll just talk with the Pastor and tell him :D [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] how I've felt.
     
  4. Molly

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    Whoa....a woman is teaching it? :eek: Could her husband lead it and she could just help? I would have a problem with that,too...since it is a couple's class....it is fine for women to teach as long as it is other women,younger girls,etc. I think a man who is capable to teach and lead should be in that position. My husband and I could not be in that class for those reasons.

    [ November 05, 2002, 07:52 AM: Message edited by: Molly ]
     
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    The first big red flag is that you have indicated that a woman is teaching the class. It is fine for her to teach a class if it is made up of all women, or even children. However, according to the Bible she is not to teach or have authority over the men of the church. Therefore, Jim, as a man you should not sit in the class. If I were you I would have a private talk with the pastor and find out why he is sending you into a class taught by a woman.
     
  6. Jim Ellis

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    Well I did do some praying, and the Lord spoke to my heart! I was wrong, Women can teach, and do a very good job. And to answer a question this women teacher is very qualified and also not married! Paul was rambling on about women because they were never allowed in a worship service together. Men and women were separated during worship services, and when women who had questions, would yell across the room. Paul did not like the mass confusion this created. Besides that was a time far different from ours.
    I believe what Paul said, but also it was for their times. Don't take it too hard that I did pray after all. Then again I might have been way to conservative too! :D [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Thankful

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    I can't see anything wrong with your going to the older adults class. I usually choose a class of older adults. You can learn a lot from their experience and knowledge.

    I am still of the belief that women are not supposed to teach men.
     

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