Podcast Episode #499
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:
- Give it a few days
- Get an objective perspective
- Talk to peers
- Spend more time in the Word
- Focus on thanksgiving
- Get physical exercise
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