Podcast Episode #227
We update listeners on 10 current reasons that pastors are leaving the ministry.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Don’t go into ministry unless you are called.
- I wonder how many pastors’ dreams have died, and they are now struggling to move forward.
- More pastors are forced/asked to resign than those who are outright fired.
- Pastoral care can be taught in seminary, but you’ll never be prepared for all that may come your way as a pastor.
- The only reason you should be in ministry is if you have a sense of call.
- Your call to ministry not only calls you but sustains you as well.
- Don’t mistake traditions in the church for stability.
- Don’t start a church as an escape from problems. Start a church to reach a community.
The 10 reasons we are seeing pastors leave the church are:
- Worn out from conflict.
- Dreams that have died.
- Forced resignations.
- Overwhelmed with responsibilities.
- Don’t understand how to do some aspects of ministry.
- Realized they didn’t have a call.
- Overwhelmed with cultural changes.
- Can’t keep up with changes.
- Desire to start a church.
- Desire to go into marketplace ministry.
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