When people leave a Church

Wisdomforlife

  • How should a local Church respond when members or regular attendees leave?
  • What should Church leaders do to minimize misunderstanding and disunity?

There is nothing unusual about people leaving churches. Larger Churches might not feel the effects of losing people as much as smaller ones — but all Churches face the issue.

In Churches where everyone knows everyone else, there will be more confusion and misunderstanding when people leave. This could create an atmosphere of doubt and even unhealthy introspection.

Church leaders must offer preventative guidance to their congregations on how to respond to people leaving their Churches. It’s also important to emphasize what God desires for relationships in His Church. Consider teaching the Church to follow a community covenant based on the fruit of the Spirit.

Community Covenant

In dependence on the Holy Spirit, we agree that our words, attitudes and actions toward one another will be expressed…

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