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Pastors leave churches every week. It’s a sad reality, but in revitalization settings it often happens for one of these seven reasons.
- Pastors should expect there to be critics in the church.
- Your family is your first line of ministry. If you’re not leading them well, you won’t be able to led the church well.
- It’s important for a pastor to have friends out side the church to maintain proper perspective and understand that they face the same thing other pastors do.
- When pastors take extended sabbaticals (longer than 4-6 weeks), they run the risk of losing touch with the church and the church moving on without them.
The seven reasons that we discuss are:
- Unrealistic expectations
- Family hurt
- Financial stress
- Lack of self-worth
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- Revitalize Network
- Replanter Assessment
- Find more resources at the Revitalize & Replant page at ThomRainer.com
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