First, we need to understand that there is only One Church, that is the Body of Christ. Just because someone moves from one congregation to another doesn’t mean they have left the Body of Christ. Below are some of the reasons why people move

1. GOSSIP

It hurts when the same people you worship with gossip about you behind your back.

2. SCANDALS

Scandals chase away people who look for integrity and a Godly covering

3. STAGNANT GROWTH

Those who want to eat solid food get put off by preaching that is still at milk level

4. CELEBRITY HYPE

Some move to worship where the celebrities worship

5. TRIBALISM AND RACISM

When peope feel excluded, they move to where everyone is acceptable

6. LACK OF GROWTH IN CHILDREN

Parents who feel their children are not being nurtured move their family to where the children will spiritually grow

7. RELOCATION

Some look for a new church after moving houses due to work or study

8. CHURCH POLITICS

The hunger for power breaks congregations in an ugly way leading to an exodus

9. FRUSTRATION

Those who are gifted and want to serve but are opposed and frustrated eventually tend to move to where they are allowed to maximize their giftings

10. MARRIAGE

Some move congregations to worship with their spouses

11. JUDGEMENT

Those who have fallen but receive attacks and condemnation instead of grace, move to congregations where they can be shown God’s love

12. ONE ISSUE SERMONS

When a congregation keeps talking about one issue, those looking for holistic growth move

13. CALLING

Some move to start their own ministry or causes.

14. LACK OF RELEVANCE

Those who feel the sermons and activities are not relevant to their needs and demography with no signs of changing, move to a place of relevance

15. BREAK AWAY FROM PARENTS

Some look for their own congregation, not to be stuck with the one of their parents

16. BURN OUT

Some who have been serving and giving their all and been taken for granted eventually get burnt out and move to a new environment where they can breathe

17. GOD’S WILL

Some move because God convicted them to in order to fulfil purpose. Purpose is geographical

At the end of it all, the question is “Are you growing spiritually?”. Where you have planted yourself, are you playing a role towards growth?