Heavy Hearted at Corinth (2) by Donald Cantrell

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Heavy Hearted at Corinth (2)
Series: 2 Corinthians
Donald Cantrell
2 Corinthians 2:1-17

I - Remorse Rejected (1 - 4)
II - Restoration Required (5 - 8)
III - Remembrance Reiterated (9 - 11)
IV - Restlessness Revealed (12 - 13)
V - Rejuvenation Reported (14 - 17)

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Theme: ''Paul reveals his heaviness of heart for the Corinthians''

10 Real Reasons Pastors Quit Too Soon

More than 1,700 pastors leave the ministry every month. To prevent the continued flight of our pastors, we need to understand the cause of the problem.

This staggering number includes some of the brightest, most inspiring pastors in the country. To prevent the continued flight of our pastors, we need to understand the cause of the problem. Though every situation is unique, the reasons pastors leave are often similar.

Here are 10 common reasons pastors quit too soon.

1. Discouragement.

Complaints speak louder than compliments. You can receive 15 compliments and one complaint, and the complaint will stick. When you hear criticism and look out to see empty pews, it can be difficult to recognize the positive impact you're making.

The key is to remember: No matter how much negative you hear, you're always doing 10 times more good.

2. Failure.

Many pastors have difficulty recognizing success. They compare themselves to other pastors and other ministries. Comparisons produce only two outcomes:

(1) You think you're better, which results in excessive pride,

(2) You feel like you don't measure up, which creates a sense of failure.

3. Loneliness.

With so many people looking to pastors for guidance, it can be difficult for pastors to let their guards down. They don't want to come across as less than perfect. They feel they can't be transparent and vulnerable. That creates a sense of isolation.

4. Moral Failure.

The moral failures of pastors are magnified more than the average person. The ...

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