Appropriate Notice

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  1. thegospelgeek

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    I plan to resign my position with my current church. I feel the Lord is leading me in another direction. How much time is appropriate for a notice to the Pastor and congregation?
     
  2. Tom Bryant

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    Praying for your move!

    Does your church constitution say anything about how long a notice?

    There's lots of argument about the time factor. I would talk to your Pastor and let him in on the secret and then take it from there. He may say 2 weeks to give people time to say goodbye which i think is usually appropriate. But you also run the risk of him saying, "Goodbye, don't let the door hit you as you leave." I hope not, but it has happened.

    But I would tell the pastor forthwith.
     
  3. Jerome

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    Hiscox's Standard Manual for Baptist Churches:
     
  4. annsni

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    I guess it depends on what your position is and how long it would take to find a replacement for you.
     

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