Hello folks.....so in an earlier thread I started, you'd realize that my father and I are quite close, we talk about almost everything/anything.
He traveled outside the country (he's semi-retired), enjoying the fruitage of his hard labor during his younger years. So he recently returned home after he and mum went away to catchup with some old friends in another country.
Upon his returning home, and subsequently to the meetings, he was told that a decision was made to strip him of his "field overseer" role, but will still continue to be an elder.
The reason...he goes away for too long too often...You can't be away from your congregation for three months out of the year!!!???
Has anyone else had this experience before? I know in my case I stepped down as an M/S because my job had me all over the place.
My dad has sacrificed a lot for this specific congregation...and in all honesty, i'm happy about this, less stress for him as he ages (50's)...and more about enjoying his life, and less supporting the free-loaders who let him rack up miles on his vehicle to transport them to/from ministry.