What Former Pastors Don’t Miss about Pastoring

Episode #507
February 1, 2019
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In episode 506, we discussed things former pastors missed from their time as a pastor. Today, we look at the other side of the coin and discuss things pastors don’t miss.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Trying to meet unrealistic expectations placed on you as a pastor is a pathway to burnout.
  • Evaluate your weekly meetings. Many of them could be shortened or even eliminated.
  • Congregational pressure is an acute pressure on pastors.
  • You’re not effectively ministering if you’re neglecting your family.

The seven things we discuss are:

  1. The critics, bullies, and power groups
  2. The stress of unrealistic expectations
  3. Meetings
  4. Being on call 24/7
  5. Stress placed on their families
  6. Dealing with church decline
  7. Administration and leadership

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