Five Sorry Excuses to Leave a Church

Episode #196
May 6, 2021
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When a church member leaves, it is almost always painful for the pastor. The pain is exacerbated when the departing member offers one of these reasons. Kevin and Thom look at five sorry reasons people leave a church.

1. “I wasn’t getting fed.”

2. “The church does not have enough fun activities for my kids.”

3. “You didn’t visit me.”

4. “You didn’t support the right political candidate.”

5. “Your spouse is not involved enough.”


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