Thursday, February 11, 2016

Reality Check: We're All Going to Pastor a Small Church

Virtually every lead pastor will pastor a small church. At least for a while. Usually longer than we expect. Let's do it well.

hree facts sit atop my list of things I wish someone had told me in Bible college.

FACT #1: 80-90 percent of pastoral ministry students will never pastor a church larger than 250 people.

FACT #2: Virtually all of us will pastor a small church for at least some time in our ministry.

FACT #3: You can pastor a small church well, without settling for less.

Seriously, take a look at the class schedules for any ministry training school or seminary. How many of them are telling their ministerial students any of these realities, let alone teaching them the skills needed to pastor a small church? Read More

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