asks a great question:
What happens when, after a time of magnificent ministry, it is obvious an individual and a church are no longer a fit?
Here’s the problem as Marion states it:
Most churches are small. Compared to the government’s various definitions of “small business,” which can be 50-500 employees, our congregations are tiny. It is a rare church that has a dozen employees. Most have one (the pastor) or two (the pastor and an administrative assistant). Some have full-time or part-time employees with very specialized skills — financial secretary, minister of music, preschool coordinator. keep reading