Finding Another Church to Pastor (When You Know It’s Time)

Episode #857
June 11, 2024
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Long tenure is usually better for churches and their pastors. But there are occasions when you know it’s time to make a transition. For example, many pastors are ready for something new when the nest is empty. Thom and Sam discuss what you can do when you are certain about a transition.

    • The average age of a pastor is almost 60, so more transitions are coming, not less.
    • With the shortage of pastors, churches will need to consider internal candidates.
    • Consider your life stage.
    • Consider your geographic limitations.
    • Start with trusted people in your network.
    • Send your resume to multiple places only if you are very flexible.
    • Use search firms with good reputations.
    • Don’t fantasize. Be strategic and thoughtful about what is reasonable given your experience, age, and background.

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