I saw in my reader today a post titled
Evangelism tracked liked Giving?
Giving and Personal Evangelism as a ‘Deliverable’?
I found it was an odd sentiment. The post went on about his church, he was in a leadership role, treating him like an employee in a corporate setting where even his giving was tracked for compliance. He said he have in cash for personal reasons, probably because he wanted his giving to actually be personal between himself and his god (ironically enough), but he was called to account by the leadership of the church because of their inability to ‘track’ his personal giving. He said that he and his fiancee at the time decided to combine their giving just so she could write a check, and the church could track it going forward.
Madness, this is madness…
This is what I said to him in the comments
“Micromanaged faith… that’s what church is nowadays. No one has a right to ‘call you on the carpet’ about either your giving to the church or (or others for that matter) or the sharing of your Faith in personal evangelism. Run. Run fast. And escape the authoritarians in leadership there while you still can. Find your own path and connect with god for yourself, not thru anyone else’s expectations or micromanagement. -kia”
I hope he hears and runs. I hope he finds my post and understands my heart in the warning. I hope it’s a wake up call from those already in Recovery.