Has anyone ever gone thru a church split? If so, what was the main cause. What recommendation would you give so a split could be avoided. Several years ago, I was attending a SBC. The pastor resigned beacuse his wife was seriously ill. Throug a contact an IFB (BBF) pastor came to preach one Sunday. Everyone like him, so he was asked to come back the following Sunday. Before you knew it, he was asked to be an Interm pastor. Soon, some wanted him to be the Senior pastor, but could not, beacuse he had not graduted a SBC college or Grad school, per our church constitution. In the meatime, he was talking to another IFB church, (about 20 members) This small church joined enmass one Sunday. Within a few weeks this small group along with a few of the SBC who were befriended by the IFB pastor decided to make some major changes. For starters one of the three trustees went with the pastor and signed a new lease with the landlord, then changed the locks on the door. The church was now now longer a SBC. Any other stories?