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1. Don’t try to teach your congregation in two minutes what you couldn’t teach them in several years.
2. Don’t try to fix your congregation’s problems in two minutes when you couldn’t fix their problems in several years.
3. Don’t pull the “God told me to leave” card as to why you’re leaving, unless God miraculously spoke to you.
4. Don’t call out certain people, groups, committees, or staff as reasons why you’re leaving.
5. Don’t do anything that will cause the church problems in the future.
6. Don’t do anything that will cause problems for the present staff or leadership.
7. Don’t do anything that will cause problems for the future pastor(s) or leadership.
8. Don’t use this time as a time for revenge against those that did not support you.
9. Do encourage the church concerning their future leader(s), God’s grace, the supremacy of Christ, and the sufficiency of His Word.
10. Do trust your congregation to God the Holy Spirit’s active work in them. They will be perfectly fine without you.