How Long Should Church Staff Members Stay after They Announce Their Resignations?

Episode #620
March 3, 2020
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There are many reasons a staff member may announce their resignation. There are an equal amount of questions as to how long the staff member should stay after they announce their resignation. Thom and Sam discuss this important question and share their thoughts about how to approach this situation.


  • It depends.
  • Retirements are usually different than resignations.
  • The reason for the departure is a big factor.
  • Resources for the interim period are factors as well.
  • Moral failure calls for immediate departure.

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