"Chewed Up and Spit Out" (by nakedpastor David Hayward)
This is not true for everybody. But it is true for many. I've been chewed up and spit out of churches. I've also left on my own accord. At the beginning it all seems good. This is the story for many: you get inside and you work your butt of serving the church as best you can. Then when you start to taste bitter to the church or you've lost your flavor or you upset it's stomach, you're spit out. Fast! Simple as that.
If you're not being chewed up and spit out by the church it is for a few reasons:
- You've found a good church. (Please stay!)
- You're in denial. (Please wake up!)
- You believe it's part of the program. (Please smarten up!)
- You feel you can't get out safely. (Please find a way!)
Maybe there are other reasons.
The Lasting Supper
is a place where people who have been chewed up and spit out can talk. I mean, we're not all in that same category, but many of us are. Some have left for other reasons. Some haven't left. But we have our eyes open about what's going on and have a safe space to talk about it. Please consider joining us