Keep in mind that often the reason grass is greener on the other side of the fence is because there is a septic tank beneath it.
Your pastor is not likely to let you know the pain these brief sentences cause. But, for most pastors, they hurt.
It is so easy to be distracted and hampered by good things from sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I once heard a warning given to young pastors from a seasoned veteran of pastoral ministry. “Beware, you will one day be found alone with your books.”
Identifying and dealing effectively with the sucker-punch church member is an essential skill every pastor needs to develop.
Pastors and church staff are not oblivious to political emotions. Indeed, some of them can be among the most intensely emotional.
To quote a famous advocate of the small town, “Got nothing against the big town…but my bed is in the small town, oh, and that’s good enough for me.”
You ask whether God working in your church? Well, look around not just on Sundays, but in the lives of your people, and you may just see how much He is.
What higher calling could there be than preaching the Gospel and shepherding God’s people? It’s the best job in the world.
Podcasts are easy to start (and relatively inexpensive to create and maintain), but they are not for everyone.