The Best Christmas Gift Pastors Can Give: Encouragement

Episode #212
December 18, 2020
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Both introverted and extroverted pastors can be encouragers. Matt Carter of Sagemont Church joins Josh and Sam on the show. They discuss how any pastor–no matter what their leadership style–can be intentional about encouraging others. Some churches are notorious for piling discouragement on pastors, and the cumulative effect of constant discouragement can be more than most realize. But pastors should take the initiative with encouragement and lead the way even if a church is not encouraging. On this episode, we offer several ideas for how pastors can encourage church members. 

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