Church Fires Tullian Tchividjian and Four Board Members Resign

After Tullian Tchividjian, former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian, shared an update that his restoration and repentance is going well, new reports from his former church surfaced and prompted his current employer to fire him. Tchividjian had been serving in a ministry development position at Willow Creek Presbyterian Church (no relation to the Illinois Willow Creek) and 

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Age Isn’t the Most Important Factor in Determining Pastoral Salary

While it’s true that a more experienced pastor can expect a larger salary in some circumstances, age isn’t the most important factor in determining a salary. A church’s overall budget is the most important factor in determining how a pastor is compensated. In addition, the budget is often linked to the size of the church, 

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Pastors Share about Transitions Out of Ministry

This is an article from this week’s Ministry Briefing: In a series of interviews, Ed Stetzer asked pastors how they have stepped out of their ministry leadership roles and appointed successors. In some cases the pastors moved onto another ministry role outside church leadership, while others moved into a leadership development role that still left 

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Have you ever left your church because of another staff member?

This article’s title caught my attention: “Employees leave managers, not companies.” I wondered if the same was true with churches and pastors. Do church employees leave pastors, not churches? Think back… most of us have served local churches in positions other than the senior pastor position (even if you’re a senior pastor now). Have you 

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