Should I Leave My Church

#014: Should I Leave My Church? [Podcast]

This weeks topic is all about a question I get asked frequently.

People discovering their freedom in Christ often find themselves struggling in their local churches.

Because of this I find myself commonly being asked “Should I leave my church?”

I think this is a much more complex question than it seems on the surface. Often we fail to realise what the local church is for and the thing we prioritise the most is often the least important thing!

In this weeks episode I want to talk about what church is for, how important church is and when you can know its time to leave your church.

How to listen

  • You can listen to this podcast using the player at the top of this post – just hit play.
  • There is also a download button you can press to download the mp3 to your computer or MP3 player.
  • If you want to subscribe to the podcast you can do so on iTunes here


As this podcast goes live I’ll be in Scotland – I’m there till the 10th of March and will be back over in the UK in England from the 22nd through to the 24th of March.

These trips are fully booked out. However I am looking to a fill a single night that is still open during my upcoming April trip to New England. If you are in the area and would like to host a meeting please do send me an email and we can discuss the possibilities of this.

If you want to find out more about these trips and other trips I have scheduled for later in the year you head over to my itinerary

Should I Leave My Church?

In the podcast I want to discuss some of the things we should consider when asking ourselves this question.

We’ll discuss:

1) What is the church?
2) Is church important?
3) The most common reasons why people leave their church and why they are really bad reasons.
4) The one reason you should definitely leave your church.

Sound interesting? Just hit play at the top of this page or head over to the iTunes page and subscribe to the podcast

Can you help me out?

It would bless me so much if you like this podcast if you could subscribe to it in iTunes and leave a review. This helps more people find the podcast and connect with a good God.


Have you recently left a church? Or maybe you are considering leaving the church you are presently a part of.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, insights and any questions you may have in the comments section below.

Intro/Extro Music used with permission from St. Theodore

Enjoy the post? Share it...


  1. On Friday I gave my minister notice that I am leaving my church in five weeks, which gives me time to finish my obligations to the church and to make the sure the admin and paperwork is all in place for whomever is to take over from me. I believe that God told me to leave over a month ago and since then I have been searching my heart to see if I am leaving from a place of hurt or anger and I don’t believe I am. I was in tears as I spoke to him and my reaction actually surprised me. When I joined this church, I had three different people (not associated with my current or past church) come up to me and prophesy the exact same phrase, that I was there to “shake up the place”. I hope that I have made a difference in the Kingdom but only God knows what is in the hearts of his people. Phil, I honestly don’t know where I am to go next but I don’t want to be a Christian without a church.

    • Hi Bevie – that’s really brave of you and it’s not an easy process to go through. We were made to live in community and with loved ones!

      I really hope that God guides your steps into a great community and I’m sure there are some people already that you do life with who will stay with you on your journey. Even if for a season you find yourself without a “church” you will never have to be without the Church.

      Bless you my friend.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *