10 Critical Pieces of Pastoral Advice

September 29, 2017
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Podcast Episode #367

Pastors often come seeking advice. Today, we cover ten of the most frequent requests we get.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Don’t focus on critics.
  • When you avoid tough personnel decisions, the decisions won’t get any easier to make.
  • Ignoring staff tension will eventually hurt the entire church.
  • Attacking your pastor or church staff on social media is cowardly and weak.
  • What gets calendared gets done.
  • You don’t leave problems when you change churches. The problems just get different names.
  • Accept lows as a normal part of a ministry cycle, but know that highs are coming.
  • Life in ministry is too short not to have fun.

The 10 pieces of pastoral advice we cover in this episode are:

  1. Love your members unconditionally.
  2. Don’t focus on your critics.
  3. Make the tough personnel decisions sooner rather than later.
  4. Accept that you won’t be loved by everyone.
  5. Put those things on your calendar that you often neglect.
  6. Accept the lows of ministry as normal.
  7. Don’t compare your church to others.
  8. Learn to be content.
  9. Learn to rejoice always.
  10. Have fun.

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