I've not posted in what seems like forever, but some of the recent discussion on the board corresponds with some of the questions I have been pondering. I am trying to keep this as broad as possible (although I know specific circumstances are relevant), so here goes. For the sake of the discussion, assume that the person was not in an active ministry position when the act or acts of disqualification occurred. Also assume that the disqualifying act or acts are not ongoing, and the individual has truly repented. This could apply to any number of people---those who previously served in pastoral ministry, those who have served as deacons, those who have served as Sunday School teachers, etc. or those who have never served in any position of formal leadership. Other than being an elder/pastor or deacon (for which these people would be unqualified), what could these people potentially be "qualified" to do in the church? Would leading a small group be an option? Preaching (as a guest)? Teaching a church class? Serving on church staff in a non-pastoral role? (Like an office administrator) I'm just interested in hearing the range of thoughts on this issue.