Eight Examples of When a Pastor Leaves Too Soon

May 15, 2018
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Podcast Episode #432

Pastors often leave a church for another opportunity too soon. Today we discuss eight reasons pastors leave too soon and how to combat the urge to jump ship too early.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Leadership brings change. Change brings conflict.
  • Be careful not to be called to a salary instead of being called to a church.
  • Personnel teams should keep an eye on staff salaries and make sure they are paid well.
  • “Ladder climbing” has fallen out of favor with Millennials.
  • If you’re not able to be satisfied while living in obscurity, you won’t be satisfied if you make it famous either.

The eight examples we cover on this episode are:

  1. We are not presuming on the call of God
  2. A modest amount of conflict
  3. Compensation issues without seeking help
  4. Yielding to the isolated troublemaker
  5. Assuming bigger is better
  6. Lack of patience (sometimes 4 to 5 years to see fruit)
  7. A short period of decline
  8. Burnout

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