“Real leaders apologize with real apologies.”
This isn’t your grand-dad’s ministry.
In essence, my team asked guests to attend a worship service on the same day to get their immediate impressions of the church. Among those who had a positive experience, we heard a pattern of recurring themes.
“From my perspective, these seven factors are not huge surprises; they are really affirmations of much of what we have been sharing with you.”
“Time is a gift from God. It is not to be wasted or abused.”
“How many churches in America today clearly fall into one or more of these categories?”
As pastors, we should make sure we end a season as well as we began it.
My figurative autopsies uncovered eight common patterns most dying pastors manifest.
“What do you hear from your church members that gives you the greatest encouragement?”
Being a pastor isn’t just about giving the sermon on Sunday morning. You can be an excellent pastor and a terrible boss…