There are good reasons and bad reasons to move from church to church. As leaders, it is important to understand healthy practices for when members of another church visit your church.
- Listen to them.
- Refuse to listen to them bash another pastor or church.
- If necessary, suggest they reconcile with the pastor, staff, or members of their church.
- In some cases, contact the pastor of their church.
- Pray for all parties involved
- Leaders don’t usually know why someone is considering a church move. Leaders must listen and listen with discernment.
- Pastors have to work hard to push against a culture of complaining in the church.
- Members who are disruptive at their previous church will likely be disruptive at their new church.
- Handle criticism of another pastor as if the pastor is your friend.
- Pray for all parties involved when members of another church visit your church.
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