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10 Stupid Things Pastors Should Never Do

Jennifer LeClaire shares ten stupid things pastors should never do.  Here are the first five: 1. Abuse the sheep. Always remember that church staff—and church volunteers—are serving God, not you. Spiritual abuse is a dirty little secret in the charismatic church that is seldom exposed because it would topple small and large man-made empires alike. If you aren’t willing to 

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Pastoral Burdens: The biggest problems you’re probably facing right now…

Sometimes being a pastor is a lonely and thankless job. In fact, pastors and church leaders face a unique set of burdens different from all other professions. Recently Chuck Lawless from Southeastern University compiled a list of twelve burdens that he most often sees pastors and church leaders carrying.  See if any of these resonate 

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Pastors: How much (confidential) information do you share with your spouse?

How much ‘confidential’ church information do you share with you spouse? You know… board meeting stuff… who says what… who you’re counseling and what the issues are. Do you share stuff like that with your wife or not? It seems that most of the time, there are two different types of people… those that share 

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Should we allow our staff to use 20% of their time on side projects to help eliminate burnout?

Here’s an interesting commentary… what do you think?  Great idea, or horrible one? Many church staff in congregations perform several ministry functions even though they are not officially a “pastor”. Special attention to church staff (youth directors, associate ministers, musicians, office assistants, interns, educators, etc…) and their work wellness. Appreciating their work is not enough 

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