Podcast Episode #172
We discuss a recent post on the non-negative reasons pastors give for leaving a church.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Not everyone can lead a church of a certain size well.
- The enemy likes nothing more than to get us involved in the Great Distraction.
- Pastors, do you give so much attention to the negatives that you’re neglecting the positives of pastoring?
- There are two things churches don’t do enough intentionally: corporate prayer and evangelism.
- Sometimes a church needs certain leadership based on size and sometimes based on personality.
The five main reasons pastors give for leaving a church are:
- “The church has grown as much it will under my leadership.”
- “I am just not a good fit for this church.”
- “I’m spending most of my time putting out fires.”
- “The church has grown too large for my leadership skills.”
- “The church needs to relocate, and I’m not the person to lead them.”
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