Are you planning on leaving your job?  If so, my advice to you would be this:

Leave well.

You’ll never regret leaving well–trust me.  Unfortunately, in ministry most people don’t leave well.

Here’s some great advice from GreatLeadersServe.org using Peyton Manning as an example.

Prepare in advance for a transition… they are inevitable. Who are you preparing? There is no success without a successor.

Have the appropriate and necessary conversations BEFORE the formal announcement. Figure out who is going to be most directly impacted by the changes and talk to them in advance. Eliminate the huge surprises.

Support the new ideas that your successor will undoubtedly bring to the table. Never forget that progress is always preceded by change.


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About the Author

Tim Briggs is the Creative Media Pastor at Church at Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. He blogs regularly at Church Sports Outreach. He also regularly writes about ministry, the church, technology, culture, and creative stuff. He is married with two children and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

One Response to Leaving Your Job?

  1. Dan Black says:

    Great tips man. Leaving your job well is so important. I’m looking for a new job and once I get a job offer I know I’m leaving my current job on good terms.

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