Female pastors dating
" "Look other places for a suitable mate, for the sake of the church don't date someone in the congregation." or at least if you are about to start dating someone in the church encourage them to change churches so the possible damage or gossip will be lessened. There are many risks to dating someone in your congregation.It could cause problems for those who can't handle the fact that the pastor has a personal life and has feelings for someone of the opposite gender.Imagine this: The minister has been in the congregation for a while.During these months or years the minister has become aware of another single adult, of the opposite gender, in the congregation.
They don't need to know all of the details, but if the relationship is God-honoring then there should be no fear of others' input.
If these weeks or months expose a distracted heart then the minister closes the door to the possibility, refocuses on the things of God, and guards his or her heart in regards to this person.
If these months clarify that the minister's heart is focused well on Christ and that the desire to better know the person of the opposite gender is God-honoring then the minister moves on to the next step of preparation.
Even if his or her heart is pure it is just too big a risk for the greater good, so "absolutely not!
The minister could be seen as desperate and preying on the singles of the church.