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.

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada