How to Recover from Failure in a Church – Part 3 of a 3 Part Series: Why Failure in Ministry Is Not Final

Episode #228
December 16, 2021
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Mark and Thom look at the issue of perceived failure in ministry and share why failure is rarely final. In this third episode of three, they discuss how church leaders can recover from failure and use the failure for their growth and God’s glory.

  • Admitting and apologizing for the mistake is the critical first or early step.
  • You may need some a break from the church.
  • Find trusted counselors.
  • Though you don’t want to minimize the issue, you ultimately need to move forward positively in ministry.
  • Never forget that Christ has forgiven you.




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