At Vanderbloemen, our week is often filled with stories about staff turnover within churches. Whether it’s an Executive Pastor talking about losing a ministry leader or a search committee member talking through the difficulties of getting a lead pastor search started, turnover happens. Many times, turnover is unavoidable. God calls each of us to one place at a time, which often means He will call us elsewhere eventually.
However, there is certain turnover that is avoidable, and we've found a few reoccurring themes. Many times these themes go unnoticed until a church has someone from the outside look into the problem.
Here are the two biggest reasons why great staff may leave a church – and how to address these problems before it's too late.