I don’t think the are interchangeable, but I’m not sure what the outsider thinks.
Absolutely will do. I’m really in a position where I’ve nothing to lose. The congregation we belonged to previously would have been different. I was an elder for many years, a Sunday school teacher for high school kids, and served as the pastoral assistant for a number of years which involved preaching and teaching adult study. Here, I’m just a member. I have no ordination to protect. I might ruffle a few feathers and raise a few eyebrows, but that’s about all.
Even if you don’t have a job or an ordination to lose, so much as asking the “wrong” questions can make one unwelcome pretty quickly, depending on who you are dealing with.
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