The Standard for Leaders in the Church

The wrongdoing at Highpoint ‘Church’ in Memphis should remind every Church, and every Christian, that Scripture declares

… the presiding elder must have an impeccable character. (1 Tim. 3:2)

If that isn’t the standard for your Church leadership, you should drop the facade and call yourself a club.  To be sure, perfection isn’t required, but impeccable character is.  And if you, as a member of Church staff, used your position, at any time, to sexually assault a child, your character has disqualified you for service.  Period.  End of story.

You needn’t be excluded from the Church if repentance has occurred, but you have no business being a minister of any sort.