Six Reasons Some Pastors Don’t Desire to Go to a Church Needing Revitalization

Episode #122
December 5, 2019
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Even with the increased desire of church revitalization from leaders of all generations, Thom and Mark discuss six reasons why some pastors don’t desire to go to a church needing revitalization. 

The 6 reasons some pastors don’t desire to go to a church needing revitalization:

  1. We don’t celebrate the victories of revitalized churches and their pastors.
  2. Church culture is increasingly negative, and many churches needing revitalization have followed this trend.
  3. Some pastors have the “grass is greener” syndrome and move on too quickly.
  4. We have failed to equip many pastors in leadership and relational skills.
  5. There is often a chasm between the expectations of pastors and the expectations of congregations.
  6. The Internet age makes information about “better” jobs readily available.

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