Five Options to Consider If You Are Fed Up with Your Church

Episode #94
May 23, 2019
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“What should I do when I’m ready to quit?” That question is faced every week by countless pastors across the country. Today, we cover how best to respond to it.

Episode Highlights:

  • Most discouragement in ministry is related to issues with people. Start with praying for others when you’re discouraged.
  • If you’re going to be in ministry, there will be hard days and days where you want to quit.
  • Use conferences as a time of refreshment. Let outside events energize you for your local ministry.
  • “Pastors, find your worth in who Jesus is—not in your church size.”

The five options we discuss are:

  1. Pray
  2. Get an outside perspective
  3. Take a break
  4. Go bi-vocational
  5. Quit

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