Almost every pastor has had to deal with being fired—often for little to no reason. Today, we discuss a recent post on the topic and explain it further.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Too many pastors are fired without being told why.
- Often, pastors who are forced out for little to no reason look back on the situation and wish they had fought it a bit more.
- Sometimes the way a pastor is treated can affect their spouse and kids and turn them away from the church.
- The corporate world is often more gracious with severance than the church world.
The 10 responses that we discuss are:
- “I didn’t see it coming.”
- “No one gave me a reason for my firing.”
- “No one asked for my perspective.”
- “A power group pushed me out.”
- “A staff member (or members) pushed me out.”
- “My family is devastated.”
- “The severance was small.”
- “I can never return to pastoral ministry.”
- “I should have never followed a long-term pastor.”
- “Secular employers are kinder and show more grace.”
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
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