“I wish I had stayed.” I’ve heard that sentence from many pastors. Given the perspective of several years, they wish they had not left a church as soon as they did. Indeed, I was one of those pastors.
As pastors, we should make sure we end a season as well as we began it.
“Time is a gift from God. It is not to be wasted or abused.”
People look up to you. They look to you for calm and assurance. And they look to you for God’s perspective in this mess. What can you offer?
If you want to go the distance in ministry, try adopting these 7 traits of long-term pastors.
We want you to see the six issues we have heard most frequently. We want you to be aware of them so you can offer ministry, encouragement and friendship to spouses of those who serve in the church.
I thought it would be helpful to learn why many of them value Monday as their key day for sermon preparation.
Burnout among church members may not be as obvious and dramatic as this example, but it is real. Some members gradually become less and less involved until you don’t see them anymore.
It’s time to take the pulse of the church.
“It’s time to stop the lies.”