Submitted by katie.nelson on Tuesday, Mar 11 @ 3:09pm
By Dick Loizeaux
(adapted from Lavern Brown on pastors.com)
1. The pastor is leaving after a lengthy tenure (7 years) and is deeply bonded to the congregation.
2. The church has a history of changing pastors every few years
3. The pastor leaves under duress: he is forced out, quits in frustration, or experiences moral failure
4. The church’s leaders are divided over core issues or burned out
5. There is not enough church staff or...