8 Mistakes to Avoid as a Young Pastor

Episode #253
August 23, 2016
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Podcast Episode #253

Experience takes time and doesn’t come without mistakes. Today we discuss a recent post on rookie pastors and the mistakes they make as well as how to avoid them.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Most rookie pastors have never had to handle HR issues until they’re in charge and then have no experience.
  • You should not go into personnel issues without guidance or someone by your side.
  • If you’re a pastor, you will get criticism. It comes with the territory.
  • The pastorate is the place for both workaholics and lazy bums.
  • It is so easy for pastors not to be disciplined with their time.
  • You can find help in almost any area. You just have to ask.
  • You can have friends; you can have people you hang out with; but you cannot show favoritism in the church.
  • Leaders are learners.

The eight mistakes to avoid are:

  1. They handle personnel issues with difficulty.
  2. They amplify criticisms.
  3. They are not disciplined with their schedules.
  4. They don’t often ask for help.
  5. They demonstrate favoritism.
  6. They don’t seek feedback or coaching.
  7. They don’t continue their education.
  8. They are influenced by the latest fad or group.

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