I began pastoring a church in 1981. I was young and inexperienced, but excited. It didn’t take me long to figure out that I didn’t know all that the pastoral role entailed. I served as caregiver, preacher, counselor, teacher, driver, janitor, worship leader (only once . . . ), cook, and many other roles.
Now, some 35+ years later, I see the role of pastor changing. Recognizing that a trend does not describe every church, here are some trends I’m seeing.... Read More