Lay leaders often contact us in a bit of a shock when their pastor just quit, especially if it’s sudden with no apparent moral failure. Mark and Thom look at five common reasons pastors are quitting today.
- They are just worn out.
- They took the “wrong” side of a political issue.
- They ran into a controlling bully of whom few members are aware.
- They did not have people praying for them daily.
- They felt pressure from family members.
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