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Tim Peters has written a short piece dealing with ten reasons why pastors quit too soon.  I found it interesting (and true).  Take a look at the list… Do you ever feel like quitting?  It’s probably because of one of these reasons… 1. Discouragement
  • Many pastors and church leaders receive criticism, experience little or no growth, people leave, enemy attacks, etc.
2. Failure
  • Many pastors are successful.  But with unnecessary and self-afflicted pressure they feel like a failure.
3. Loneliness
  • It can be lonely at the top.
4. Moral Failure
  • Especially sexual sin/affair/pornography addiction.
5. Financial Pressure
  • Not enough money to support their family. Or lack of financial responsibility.
I wonder though… when you want to quit… which one of these is the biggest culprit?
Is there anything that you might add to the list?
When was the last time you were really serious about quitting?

Current Events
Each week, I try to find the best ‘stuff’ out there that I think you should take a look at. I share this throughout the week on Twitter. I also encourage you to send me news items and stories that you think other leaders should know about. Here’s this week’s list: Ten Reasons Why Churches Stall 7 Reasons Your Leaders are Quitting! The world’s deadliest four letter word Our traditional religious formulas and beliefs too quickly limit God only to our self-centered imaginations Five ways to know if you’re really a Christian “It’s disciples we’re after, not statistics” 5 Warning Signs of a Personality-Driven Church Almost anyone can become a leader… but… If you stop jumping to conclusions, you’ll avoid a good amount of personal conflict Are Southern Baptists facing an identity crisis? The PCUSA joins boycott against Arizona The GENIUS of AND The NINES Church Building Spree ala Huffington Post If you have a 14 year old girl around your house, you’re probably sick of this Free Vuvuzela Concert Check out the “Jesus Loves Strippers” ministry Drive-Through Prayer Rick Warren is expected to make a full recovery Robert Schuller’s daughter is OUTRAGED! Doug Oldham dies at 79 Oral Roberts Presidential Compound sold for 1.5 million Church has to cut staff after $210,000 goes missing This may help your church staff meetings Cross Point is looking for a Campus Pastor How to scan your print documents to Google docs Annoying Email Habits Finally… add images and html to your Gmail signature 60% of evangelical pastors say they don’t drink 5 of the world’s 10 largest churches are in Seoul, which is home to the world’s biggest Baptist, Methodist & Pres flocks Survey says: 1 in 6 women caught up in internet pornography Church sponsors “International Burn A Quran Day,” on Sept. 11 this year Inside Westboro Baptist The Christian Shopping Channel Finding Out Your Pastor is a Murderer What should Christians do with Mel Gibson? Not to be out done by Rick Warren, TX pastor has stomach pumped after eating poisonous leaves of rhubarb plant Reading your Bible could bring you lots of mone Feeling is not the admission price for worship. Jesus’ blood is