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Man, leaving a church job is difficult.
What will people think? What reason will you give (other than the ‘I feel God is moving me)?
People expect people to change jobs. But not in the church… many people expect that you’ll be in your position until the day they (or you) die. And when you decide to move on… some will take it personally.
So… when do you know it’s time to move on?
Let’s look at a purely secular, non-churchy view… from Harvard Business Review.
They say to watch for these signals:
Start by figuring out whether you lack excitement about the bigger picture or the day-to-day activities. “When people ask me how things are going, my standard response is that I love what I’m doing, which doesn’t mean that I like it on any given day,” says Schlesinger. Here are some signs that something larger is going on:
If you notice one or more of these signs, pay attention and ask yourself whether the costs of staying in the job are reasonable and acceptable to you. It may be that the “price of admission” — opportunity loss, emotional toll — aren’t worth it.
What do you think?
Have you been thinking about leaving your current church job for some time now?
Why haven’t you? Is it because you’re not sure? Because you don’t want to take the risk? Other reasons?
If you were to ‘test the waters’ this morning, what would you find?
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