Anonymous Letters to the Pastor

Anyone who's been in ministry for any amount of time has had to deal with anonymous letters. In the beginning of your ministry you take them to heart. 
After you've been seasoned for some time you learn to just toss them in the trash and never give them a second thought. 
Usually they are critical of something in the church.

The music is too loud.
The preacher is preaching too long.
We need to sing more hymns.
The pastor should wear a tie.
The pastor's kids should be in ministry.
The pastor's wife needs to do ______.

Those are just a few of the ones we've received over the past couple decades.

This is not going to get his attention. 
I'm just saying.
They will only end up in the trash.
If you want to address something that's bothering you then you might want to make an appointment with one of the pastoral staff and sit down and talk about it.
They are pretty nice guys and will listen and maybe even explain to you why things are the way they are.

If you do feel the need to write an anonymous letter then I suggest doing one of the following: 






Comments

  1. I've always felt that if someone does not have courtesy to sign their name to a letter, I do not have courtesy to read it.

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