What are You Still Working Around?

Or who? If you find yourself saying, “we’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work!” Try some of them again, without working around what you’re working around. It might be the clothing closet no one uses. Partner with local charities or churches instead. It might be the one elder of six who doesn’t agree with what you’re doing, or the one small group of 15 that’s causing problems....

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Why Ministers Leave Ministry, Part 2

Continuing from Saturday's post: Statistics provided in 2009 by The Fuller Institute, George Barna, and Pastoral Care Inc.: * 90% of the pastors report working between 55 to 75 hours per week. *80% believe pastoral ministry has negatively affected their families. Many pastor's children do not attend church now because of what the church has done to their parents. *33% state that being in the ministry is an outright hazard to...

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