Five Ways Churches Are Unintentionally Forcing Pastors Out

December 18, 2018
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Podcast Episode #494

We’v found that many pastors are forced out unknowingly by churches. Today, we cover five ways your church may unknowingly be pushing your pastor away.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • The rare exceptions make headlines, but pastors are not in ministry for the money.
  • Even in “good churches” pastors hear more than a little criticism.
  • When complimenting your pastor, be as specific as possible. Something like “good sermon” often just rings hollow.
  • It’s rare to find a pastor who doesn’t love caring for the flock.

The five ways we discuss are:

  1. Not compensating them adequately
  2. Unreasonable expectations on the family
  3. Comparison comments
  4. “Death by a thousand cuts”
  5. Failure to ask pastors questions of care and concern

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

Rainer on Leadership is a member of the LifeWay Leadership Podcast Network


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