Podcast Episode #458
William Vanderbloemen joins us to discuss the problems churches often face when they are pastorless.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- When a church loses a pastor, it can expect a 5-15% drop in giving.
- The larger a church, the bigger attendance drop when a pastor leaves.
- The Word preached is the centerpiece of what we do in corporate worship.
- Parents attend churches where their children want to be.
The seven problems we discuss are:
- Drop in giving
- Drop in attendance
- Drop in overall member involvement
- Leadership vacuum
- Loss of missional momentum
- Inward focus takes over
- Loss of other staff members
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