Six Things You Inherit as a New Pastor

May 17, 2016
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Podcast Episode #225


We discuss a post by Sam Rainer on what you inherit when you become a pastor at a new church.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Many new pastors move too quickly because they don’t have buy-in from the existing members.
  • One of the first things to do as a new pastor in a church is to learn the people.
  • Most of the time, you inherit a staff as a new pastor and that can be a difficult transition early on.
  • Everything changes when a new pastor comes to a church except the expectations of the people.
  • In your first year, listen to stories of those in the church. They’ll tell you expectations the members have.
  • Change agents do a lot of listening.

The six things you inherit as a new pastor are:

  1. You inherit people.
  2. You inherit a culture.
  3. You inherit a staff.
  4. You inherit a schedule.
  5. You inherit expectations.
  6. You inherit traditions.

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