Christians leave churches for many reasons. For some, it’s simply a life change like moving to another community. Maybe they find a church that better meets their personal or family needs. Some never connect with believers and simply move on, always looking for meaningful relationships. Sometimes people are drawn away by good things, but then it becomes too easy to quit church altogether.
Unfortunately, some Christ-followers leave because they burn out in ministry, are embarrassed by a personal struggle or mistake, are deeply hurt by other believers, or get tired of unfortunate and ungodly power struggles in the Body of Christ.
Regardless of the cause, there are a number of things Christians should do before they leave their church. The first six of the following suggestions are for all believers. The final four pertain to those who were leaders or served in ministry in their church.
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