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How Long Do Staff Stay at Large Churches?

February 9, 2016


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How Long Do Staff Stay at Larger Churches?

by Warren Bird

Larger churches are known for long-tenure senior pastors. But the turnover among other staff is much higher. Is turnover good or bad? How long is too long?

We recently surveyed larger churches to ask some of these questions. Check out the results…

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