Should You Leave or Stay at Your Church?

Episode #420
April 3, 2018
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Podcast Episode #420

I have been asked this question several hundred times in the course of my ministry. Today, we cover the answers for it—because it’s not an easy answer.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • No matter what metric you look at in churches, many of them are just not healthy.
  • I don’t like organ music because it reminds me of funerals.
  • One of the greatest points of resistance to change is in church music.
  • When you’re in ministry, you shouldn’t make any major ministry decision without praying with your spouse.
  • Just because you go from a church to a secular job doesn’t mean you’re out of ministry—you just have a new mission field.

The six considerations we cover are:

  1. The reason for the increased frequency of the question
  2. Have you and your spouse really prayed about the question?
  3. Is the pressing issue something you can adjust?
  4. Where will you go?
  5. What is the degree of pressure?
  6. Understanding the push and the pull

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