Episode 619: How to Give a Gospel Goodbye

In Episode 619 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel, Ed, and Todd discuss how to leave well.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How common transitions are in churches
  • How to transition well when you are being pushed out

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “In pastoral ministry, there is always a moment when you are going to say goodbye.” – @danielsangi
  • “Gospel goodbyes need to be well-planed, not casual and flippant.” – @edstetzer
  • “You can’t burn bridges on the way out. You need to transition well and do what is best for the church overall even if it feels like you are being run out.” – @toddadkins
  • “You have to recognize that you have to prepare people for disappointment and then you have to walk through the disappointment with them.” – @edstetzer
  • “You are going to spend more time meeting with people leaving than you might have been spending meeting with people when you were staying.” – @edstetzer
  • “If you have built everything on you and you haven’t developed any other leaders, then it is going to be incredibly difficult on the congregation for you to leave.” – @danielsangi
  • “If you are going to leave and you are in the middle of the mess, you might want to work to fix the mess before you leave.” – @edstetzer
  • “How do you leave in a way where you would be welcomed back?” – @danielsangi

Recommended Resources:

  • Connect with Daniel (@danielsangi) and Todd (@toddadkins) on Twitter to learn more about the One Leadership Question Podcast

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Published October 6, 2021