People constantly leave churches.
Sometimes they get transferred or move house. Other times they are upset or just plain tired of a certain style. There are a multitude of reasons.
Here’s my advice on leaving a church …
1. If your move is not due to work or moving house … think again. Why are you moving church? What’s the motive? Is it a healthy move?
2. Be polite & personable enough to tell your pastor in person via a phone call, catch up or personal note – never use email or txt
3. Send your pastor a thank you card – even if you are leaving with misgivings it’s healthy to appreciate what they have done right
4. Leave quickly & quietly – Ray Pritchard’s advice for anyone leaving a church is leave quickly, quietly & graciously. His insightful post outlines this in detail.
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