Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Out of ministry to be in ministry...

I'm out of professional ministry in search of being in ministry.

Professing believers do not pay me, I work as a tent maker. Jesus is the ONE who owns me, not man.

After 28 years of bondage to the church in America I can finally say I am FREE!

How free? You tell me this time.

10 Comments:

At March 25, 2009 9:36 PM, Blogger ChadPeterson said...

Where'd you end up?

 
At March 25, 2009 9:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know quite what to say here. I am sad to hear this, because I thought you were such a good pastor. I thought you brought a breath of fresh air to the church. While you were here the church finally looked outside of itself in ministry and outreach. The only problem was it went back to it's inward, selfish way. That is why I left. I hope you find the peace and God's will for your life in the ministry that he has for you. God's speed Bob and Michelle Carder...John

 
At March 25, 2009 9:50 PM, Blogger Bob Carder said...

Don't be sad for me, I tried to change the church with heartbreaking disappointment. I do not fit any longer. Thanks for being sad but it is not necessary. I am happy, blessed and God encouraged.

I get to do what you have been able to do your whole life.

I thought God could use me to create a new wineskin with fresh wine --only to become disappointed in the outcome. What I hoped to see birthed only added to my heartbreak for America. Believers just do not live what we say we believe. Our actions are disconnected from our beliefs.

Now I take one step at a time into the footprints of Jesus while breathing the dust His footsteps stir.

My faith in God is strong, my faith in the church is weak!

 
At March 27, 2009 6:49 AM, Anonymous Louwrens said...

Bob
Welcome to real world. I have been living my life this way for the past 15 years, have seen some changes in some peoples lives, but it is a lonely path to follow. I pray that you will find the strength and wisdom and power you need in Him.
God bless

 
At March 31, 2009 9:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you, as always. One day would still love to see you again. Chat. Connect. Mike Ehret

 
At April 03, 2009 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob, I am really sorry. You might be happy but you have no idea how you have helped others in your preaching days. I still pray for you every day. Keep your hand in the father's hand. Your friend and Michelle's for ever.

 
At April 03, 2009 7:29 PM, Blogger Bob Carder said...

thank you.

I am losing my blogging steam! I am not hopeful that the church in America can or will change.

At least I tried. I'm finding Muslims and Jehovah Witnesses more excited about their faith than many believers I know. To be openly honest, this troubles me and causes deep reflective questioning. How and why are they more excited and devoted? It does trouble me to say the least.

Anony why be anonymous if I helped you? This troubles me. If you are my friend who are you?

 
At April 06, 2009 6:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

J.Adams from Bedford

 
At April 07, 2009 7:48 PM, Blogger Bob Carder said...

thank you Joanne. I love you. I tried the missionary thing and when the church could not would/not support the cause I decided to become the church myself. God is in this!

 
At July 25, 2009 9:19 PM, Anonymous Pam Sardar said...

BOB! How are you my brother and friend? Get on facebook...it's a great connecting tool. Sunil and I have certainly come full circle with the whole church thing. We love the church (HIS BODY) but we fix our eyes on HIM! Sadly, people will always disappoint until he comes to rescue us from these bodies of death. Check out our website www.truthseekersinternational.org to find out what we are up to.
Love to Michelle.

 

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