Encouraging a Culture of Long-Term Tenure for Pastors
Eight Ways Pastors Can Cultivate Long-Term Tenures
By Sam Rainer Generally, long-term pastor tenures are better than short-term pastor tenures. The context where the pastor ministers can impact the tenure. The church body can impact tenure. And the pastor can impact tenure length. Here are eight ways pastors can cultivate their long-term tenures. Elevate your family above your career. You simply cannot…
Why Church Revitalization Will Increase Pastoral Tenure
Revitalization is on the upswing, and with it, so is pastoral tenure. While these may not be in a causative relation, they certainly do compliment one another.
Five Problems Caused by Short Pastoral Tenure
While some circumstances do call for quick pastoral turnover, it’s hard not to wonder if some churches fire their pastor (or the pastor bails) too quickly.
Six Reasons for Increased Pastoral Tenure
Based on several research projects over the past two decades, it’s safe to say pastoral tenure is increasing. Today we look at six reasons behind this increase.
Seven Habits of Long-tenured Pastors
The long-tenured pastor, unfortunately, is an aberration. For sure, longer tenure does not guarantee a fruitful ministry. But churches with a series of shorter-term pastors tend to be the least healthy.
5 Reasons Pastoral Tenure Could Increase
On today’s episode, we discuss a few reason why pastors—Millennials in particular—may not be moving from church to church as often as in the past.
The Great Importance of Pastoral Tenure
On today’s episode, we discuss the connection between pastoral tenure and church health. We continue to see a pattern of healthy churches led by long-term pastors.
10 Traits of Healthy, Tenured Pastors
Last week on the podcast we covered leaders of churches or Christian ministries who don’t act in the most Christ-like of ways. This week, we flip that and examine the traits of healthy, tenured pastors and leaders.
Ten Traits of Pastors Who Have Healthy Long-term Tenure
Over one-half of pastors leave a church before their fourth anniversary. And our research shows that the time of greatest fruit in a pastor’s ministry does not begin until somewhere around years five to seven.
Pastoral Tenure & Expository Preaching with Alistair Begg
In this episode with Alistair Begg, we discussed pastoral tenure, expository preaching, sermon preparation, the resurgence of Puritan theology, and more.