Dating games for youth ministry

Still, it is rarely easy to hear someone say, I gotta go. Church membership and church involvement are serious undertakings. The Bible speaks of our being members of one another (Romans 12:4-5). We eat from one loaf and drink from one cup (Ephesians 4:4-5).

Pastors are not running a business and trying to get more customers. On our good days we are not jealous of our sheep; we have their best interests at heart. After all, we’re on the same team working for the same purposes.

Has your theology changed to the extent that you need to join a different church? Resist the temptation to concentrate on the warts and blemishes of the church you are leaving.

Have the needs of your family or your work schedule compelled you to make a move? (You’ll find, soon enough, that your new church has a few of these too!

If you are a pastor, then you understand the feelings when someone or a family leaves your church.

Even though you may do everything you can to close the "backdoor", it is inevitable that people are going to leave your church.

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