Podcast Episode #507
In episode 506, we discussed things former pastors missed from their time as a pastor. Today, we look at the other side of the coin and discuss things pastors don’t miss.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Trying to meet unrealistic expectations placed on you as a pastor is a pathway to burnout.
- Evaluate your weekly meetings. Many of them could be shortened or even eliminated.
- Congregational pressure is an acute pressure on pastors.
- You’re not effectively ministering if you’re neglecting your family.
The seven things we discuss are:
- The critics, bullies, and power groups
- The stress of unrealistic expectations
- Being on call 24/7
- Stress placed on their families
- Dealing with church decline
- Administration and leadership
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