Most pastors don’t stay at a church long enough to really become ‘the pastor’.
I’ve heard that it takes somewhere between 6-8 years in most churches for pastors really to be considered the real ‘pastor’ of a church.
That means 6-8 years before the majority of folk accept you. 6-8 years before many people begin to respect you. 6-8 years before you’re really able to make some of the changes that it takes to move your church forward.
But most pastors don’t make it 6-8 years.
Many have a career of 3-5 year stints… most of which, by their own accounts, have been frustrating and non-successful.
What do YOU think? What has YOUR experience been?
How long did it take you to really be considered ‘the pastor’?
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