When pastors leave the pastorate, they inevitably miss certain things about pastoring. Today, we discuss the five we hear most frequently.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- As a pastor, there is a certain fulfillment in preaching to the same people week after week.
- If you’re going to be a part of a local church, give it your all.
- When you pastor a local church, you are a shepherd in the community.
The five things former pastors tell us they miss most about pastoring are:
- Preaching to the same people
- Watching life transformation
- The variety and opportunities for ministry
- Serving the community
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