Why pastors leave
This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
59% of pastors believe the average pastor in their denomination does not stay at any one church long enough.
One out of every ten ministers has been fired or asked to leave a church at some point in his career.
Why Pastors change churches:
27% – Desire to serve in a different region or type of community
20% – Promotion to a higher position
16% – Wanting to move to a larger church
15% – Being transferred by the denomination
15% – Leaving to plant a new church
12% – Feeling God’s call to a different church
11% – Getting better pay and/or benefits
*From Facts and Trends September/October 2005 issue.