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Five Ways a Congregation Can Prevent Short Term Pastoral Tenure

Five Ways a Congregation Can Prevent Short Term Pastoral Tenure
  1. Form a liaison advocacy group
  2. Start an intercessory prayer ministry for the pastor
  3. Get quarterly updates for the first three years
  4. Form an advocacy group for the pastor’s family
  5. Be transparent and truthful on the front end
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  • Simply put, pastoral tenure is too short.
  • It always helps a pastor to know church members are regularly praying for the pastor.
  • Pastors’ spouses often receive undue criticism that leads pastors to want to leave a church.
  • Pastor search committees need to be transparent and truthful. “We are ready for change” is often not true.
Read the full article Five Ways a Congregation Can Prevent Short Term Pastoral Tenure that appeared first on ThomRainer.com. Used by permission.

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