5 Reasons Pastoral Tenure Could Increase

Episode #182
December 11, 2015
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Podcast Episode #182

Discuss a few reason why pastors—Millennials in particular—may not be moving from church to church as often as in the past.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • We are moving toward more church names based on the community in which they reside and away from denominational names.
  • Millennial pastors seem to place more thought in how their families will handle moving from church to church.
  • Pastors can be just as fulfilled in a church of 200 as they can in a church of 2,000.
  • Pastors, do not measure your worth in Christ by numbers or the size of your church.
  • Success in ministry is measured mostly by faithfulness, not fruitfulness.
  • Pastors should go into a church with the intention of being there for the long haul.

The five reasons pastoral tenure could increase are:

  1. Pastors want to invest their lives in a community.
  2. Pastors want more stability for their families.
  3. Pastors don’t measure ministry success and fulfillment by numbers and size.
  4. Pastors are starting new churches.
  5. Pastors are leading church revitalization.

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