Toledo UBF has formed a Leadership Council to address issues within the ministry, such as people leaving, etc. The attached meeting minutes were published recently. The minutes contain several troubling items. But the most disturbing to me is this statement:
“No attendance from other ministry members. Meeting began with discussion on 1Timothy 1:1-11.”
1) No ministry members attended. Why is that? Perhaps they feel their voice wouldn’t be heard?
2) The council began the meeting by discussing 1 Timothy 1. Really? Why would they feel the need to discuss that passage in light of people leaving the ministry (like me)?
Timothy Charged to Oppose False Teachers
1 Timothy 1:3-7 (NIV) “3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer 4 or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith. 5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.”