Podcast Episode #331
We cover seven regrets many pastors and church staff have and how to overcome them. And we also talk about Chuck E. Cheese.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Seminaries are great, but no school can teach everyone everything needed for ministry.
- Critics will always be present for leaders.
- There can be healthy critics; it’s just hard to see them that way.
- When faced with a difficult situation, do you find the opportunity or the danger?
- Pastors are prone to blame outside factors for church problems.
- Church can be an evil mistress for a pastor.
- Sharing ministry is a step of faith.
- Don’t be a ministry hoarder.
The seven regrets we discuss are:
- Lack of practical training for local church ministry.
- Overly concerned about critics.
- Failure to exercise faith.
- Not enough time with family.
- Failure to understand basic business and finance issues.
- Failure to share ministry.
- Failure to make friends.
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