The transfer portal and recent changes to the regulations on student-athletes transferring schools have fundamentally altered college athletics.
Previously, college coaches concentrated their time on bringing in the best high school players. Now, instead of recruiting freshmen, college coaches are looking to attract the best players from other universities.
Those players leave one school to attend another for a host of reasons. There may be issues with family that draw them closer to home, a coaching change at their former school, increased opportunity at a new school, or, with the recent changes that allow players to earn income using their name, image, and likeness, the ability to get paid more somewhere else.
Regardless of their opinion of the college transfer portal, pastors should avoid trying to grow a congregation using the church transfer portal.