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"You're not acting as my church acts!" church social worker Sandy Potts exclaimed. "In fact, you're not acting as His church would act!"

Peter Wilson, Senior Executive Director of Creekside Christian Church, and Rita Kimball, an assistant from human resources had just informed Sandy that she was being terminated. They had given the same news to others on the church staff as they met at fifteen minute intervals; another pair of administrators was doing the same in an adjoining room.


Originally published in In T. Wolfer and M. Huyser's Grappling with faith: Decision cases for Christians in Social Work. Botsford, CT: North American Association of Christians in Social Work.