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Shake the Dust
Why So Many Pastors Are Unprepared for the Job, and What We Can Do about It
Why So Many Pastors Are Unprepared for the Job, and What We Can Do about It
Season 3, Episode 9

Remember, send in your questions to shakethedust@ktfpress.com about anything you’ve heard on the show for our season finale!

Today, we’re talking about the trend of pastors who are not prepared for their job, inspired by a recent somewhat viral article by a minister on why he quit his church. Polling says almost half of pastors are thinking about following his lead. We’re breaking down how the idols and theology of colonized faith set many pastors up to fail, and what we can do about it.

Mentioned in the episode:

-        The article that inspired the conversation: https://www.restorativefaith.org/post/departure-why-i-left-the-church

-        The Start Up podcast’s series on church planting – Here’s the first episode: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/startup/llhekv

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Our theme song is “Citizens” by Jon Guerra – listen to the whole song on Spotify.

Our podcast art is by Robyn Burgess – follow her and see her other work on Instagram.

Production and editing by Sy Hoekstra.

Transcript by Joyce Ambale and Sy Hoekstra.

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Shake the Dust

Leaving colonized faith for the Kingdom of God – Shake the Dust features candid interviews and informed discussions that guide us as we seek Jesus instead of empire.