“Do I stay, or do I go?”
It’s one of the toughest questions a pastor has to face.
Pastoring isn’t easy. There will always be difficulties to address and bad history to overcome. But most pastors are in it for the long haul.
This month I celebrate 24 years in my current church. But before I came here, I left two short-term pastorates. One with great sorrow, wondering why the Lord hadn’t called us to stay longer. The other in great pain, wondering why God called us there to begin with.
The reasons for both have become clearer as the years have passed. Including the opportunity to help others by sharing the lessons I learned.
Here are 7 good reasons it might be time to leave your current church: