Getting a new church job can be scary. And pastors often overlook pitfalls in those new jobs. In this post, adapted from my newest book on on-boarding for pastors, I list 7 pitfalls pastors must avoid in a new church job. A quaint story circulated among Methodists describes a young pastor fresh out of seminary
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In this post I’ve asked Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck to share their amazing expertise in ministry and non-profit job placement. They run these two excellent sites that help place pastors and other job seekers into churches and ministries, ChristianCareerCenter.com and ChurchJobsOnline.com. If you are seeking ministry placement, check these sites out. You will also be encouraged with
In Judson Edward’s book, The Leadership Labyrinth, he describes 21 paradoxes in ministry. He defines the ‘relationship paradox’ in this way: the people who like you the most will be the ones you try least to please. He then writes that these three kinds of people fill every church. His insights are quite helpful. The energizers: their very