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Now almost a year after serving as a full-time vocational pastor, I realize how many demands there were on the position. There are pressures from church members, staff, and the community, but most of the stress – as I reflect back, was self-induced on my part.
As I have worked with hundreds of pastors now, I realize there are many false thoughts a pastor can allow to drift in their mind if they aren’t careful.
Thoughts - Pastor - Church - Planter
Here are 7 false thoughts of a pastor and church planter:
If we build it, they will come.
They might. They might not. Actually it is when God builds it that they will come.
We need to pay someone to do this – or – we need outside support.
Chances - People - Margin - Schedule - Place
You could – and you might, but chances are there are people with margin in their schedule, looking for a place to serve, who don’t necessarily need your money right now, as much as they desire the opportunity.
And the money is often in the mission. Some people have to be made...
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