Over promising results and thus creating unrealistic expectations is one of the biggest mistakes pastors make. In my thirteen and a half years of working in the stewardship field I have seen this mistake played out from large to small churches. Pastors and church leaders attempting to convince the congregation to approve moving forward with some initiative almost always over promise the results. It is not that they are being disingenuous it is simply that they always tend to project the best possible outcome. As such they over reach and over promise. Keep reading.
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