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Control over volunteers

by Otto

I’m seeing other people share their experience, and I wanted to share mine too. I watched this church on Daystar and thought it was a one-of-a-kind community of believers. Once I moved to Kansas City and joined the church, the truth came out.

I wanted to serve in a volunteer position, but was told Steve had to approve all volunteers. I was fine with that. Several years later, I was suddenly pulled from my volunteer position and put into another department I had no passion for. I was told Steve decides who serves where, creates the volunteer schedules, and you have no say in it.

I tried to make the best of it, but the new position took a physical toll on me because it kept me walking around all night. I pleaded with leadership to put me elsewhere but was told that the problems were MY fault for not being dedicated enough to the ‘cause’’ and to the pastor. Is christianity supposed to be about pastors wielding absolute control over peoples lives?

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