What would you do Wednesday!
The following situation is based on true events….
Your church recently made contact with a husband and wife missionary team who are back home in the U.S. to raise support. They have been missionaries in a poor country for five years. The couple is known for starting house churches in the poor country though not a lot organizational or procedural details are known.
Your church has been promoting a missions theme during the current month. Every Sunday morning missionaries get to share what they are doing on the mission field for a few minutes before the church takes up a support offering for them.
It is time for the missionary couple to speak during Sunday morning service. The husband begins talking and immediately introduces his wife as a gifted speaker. Since she is the gifted speaker she is the one who preaches at their worship services and holds the title ‘senior pastor’. The wife then talks for a few minutes about her work in the poor country.
As you sit in your conservative, complementarian church and the missionary offering is about to be taken…
What would you do?
- Give and trust the Lord.
- Not give and talk to the pastors later about the situation.
- Stand up, rebuke the missionaries and encourage no one to give.