pastors

What Lead Pastors Might Be Missing with NextGen Ministry

Quite frankly, it’s easy for a lead pastor to neglect the NextGen ministry. As long as volunteers are in place for the nursery and teachers are in the classrooms for children, we lead pastors tend not to dedicate much time to this area of the church. If the students are not causing ripples with the... The post What Lead Pastors Might Be Missing with NextGen Ministry appeared first on Church Answer... »

Ten Reasons Pastors Are Glad They Quit Vocational Ministry

Last week we looked at some regrets pastors articulated about leaving their churches during “the Great Resignation.”  In this article, we look at the other side of the coin. These pastors are glad they left pastoral ministry. Anecdotally, these comments were far more numerous than the comments of regret. In this post, we specifically focus... The post Ten Reasons Pastors Are Glad They Quit Vocatio... »

Five Reasons Some Pastors Regret Quitting Their Churches

The Great Resignation, also known as the Great Reshuffling, is well underway in both the secular world and in churches. Pastors and church staff are quitting. The pandemic certainly accelerated the pace of departures. The pastors who contacted us at Church Answers fall into four categories of quitting. One group simply moved to another church.... The post Five Reasons Some Pastors Regret Quitting ... »

The Ten Commandments of a Pastor’s Vacation

I realize vacations are a luxury. Plenty of bi-vocational pastors do not get vacations. Some full-time pastors get so much grief from their churches over vacation, they simply skip them. Time away is essential. Every pastor needs it, and every church should give it. If your church is gracious enough to provide vacation time, you... The post The Ten Commandments of a Pastor’s Vacation appeared firs... »