Six Traits of Preacher Eater Churches

March 17, 2017
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Podcast Episode #311

I hear far too often about the very real problem of preacher eating churches. We cover six traits that are found in these churches and how to remedy them.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Many times, church members are unaware that pastoral tenure is an issue in their church.
  • There are bullies and power groups in nearly every church.
  • Perpetual church conflict works against the Great Commission.
  • If you are catering to a handful of families,whoever comes after you could be less successful because of it.
  • Too many pastors are expected to know needs about which they haven’t been told.
  • Many pastors and staff are woefully under-compensated.
  • Before taking a new pastorate, talk to pastors in the area about the church.

The six traits of preacher eater churches we discuss are:

  1. Their pastors don’t stick around long.
  2. The church has bullies and power groups.
  3. The church is in perpetual conflict.
  4. The church has non-biblical expectations of the pastor.
  5. The church does not believe pastors should be compensated adequately.
  6. The pastor’s family is not supported.

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