We hear from hundreds and hundreds of pastors every week. Many of them are hurting. Today, we cover seven most common ways church members hurt their pastors.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- If you’re criticizing the pastor via the pastor’s spouse or kids, that’s absolutely cowardly.
- It’s rare for pastors to be overpaid. Many are simply underpaid.
- The constant criticism many pastors face is basically death by a thousand cuts.
- You shouldn’t compare your pastor’s preaching to that which you hear on podcasts.
The seven ways we discuss are:
- Criticize the pastor’s family.
- Tell pastors they are overpaid.
- Don’t defend pastors when they are attacked.
- Tell the pastors they have an easy job.
- Be a constant naysayer and critic.
- Make comments about the pastor’s personal expenditures.
- Compare you pastor’s preaching negatively to other preaching.
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