What Pastors Need to Do When They Are Deeply Hurt

Episode #499
January 4, 2019
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Church members and ministry circumstances can hurt pastors. It will happen, and pastors need a response plan. Today, we discuss how to handle being hurt in ministry.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • It’s not if a pastor will be hurt by a church member, but when.
  • It’s important to pray for those who criticize or hurt you as a pastor. It helps you deal with the situation better.
  • All pastors need people in their lives in whom they can confide.
  • When you are hurt as a pastor, exercise spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

The seven steps we discuss are:

  1. Give it a few days
  2. Pray
  3. Get an objective perspective
  4. Talk to peers
  5. Spend more time in the Word
  6. Focus on thanksgiving
  7. Get physical exercise

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

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