Every church has unspoken expectations.
Every group has them.
Every human being has them.
The last church I was at, I assumed I had the space to grow as I wished.
But I discovered, to my great disappointment, that I had crossed a line.
"This far and no further" was an unspoken expectation of my church and the denomination I was a part of (Vineyard).
I had gone too far in my search for truth and my quest for personal wholeness.
I broke their expectations.
Me being the pastor, though, contributed to the complexity of the issue.
It was time to leave.
No regrets now.
But, I would have stayed if I was given the space.
(Now I meet with my online community TheLastingSupper.com. Join us for the community you miss. I'll personally welcome you. You'll love it!)