What If: Kidmin’s Were Free Agents

So, if you’re a sports fan you know about free agency, trades, etc. Can I get a witness from my friends in St. Louis?! (by the way…thank you!)

I was thinking, I wonder what it would be like if associate pastors (i.e. children’s, youth, outreach, etc.) were treated like sports stars? Would it be bad? Here you are doing amazing things in your city at ABC Church when all of a sudden your pastor calls you in his office and says, “You’ve been traded to XYZ Church. We picked up a youth and outreach guy.” You’ve built up the ministry so well that now they’re sending you to another team to do what you did with them and in return they’re getting leaders to shore up other weaknesses.

We’re all on the same team. Why can’t it be a positive free agency or trade? Why does the church often times make “trading” awkward and difficult? It’s just a “what if” thought. What say you?

What would be the pros and cons?



  1. Great concept, Justyn! Imagine. You just got traded to church Peoria for $5000 and a first round draft pick next year. Or an accomplished student minister gets traded to a megachurch for a kidmin, 2 buses, undisclosed cash and an elderly facilities director! Great fun!

    1. That’s what I’m talking about! You just took it to a whole ‘notha level with buses!! Though not sure how’d I feel being traded for an old 1970’s bus… 🙂

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