The search committee promised to follow up. The pastor left with a sense that this church would be his next church. Then silence.
If we are to be effective in serving where God has placed us, we need the same essentials Paul experienced during his ministry in Corinth.
What if I told you I could help you get 10 or more hours of your week back? That’s like having an extra three weeks a year.
Your ministry yellow light this summer might just be God calling you to himself afresh.
Here is the good/bad news: our church will do just fine without us.
Only a bad leader thinks volunteers are not necessary; a foolish leader treats them that way.
Shrill engagement, no matter how sincere, is useless. It is not helpful to scrub out another’s ears with a Brillo pad; that’s abuse, not clarity.
The greatest gift a pastor has to offer his church is quite often the last thing he wants anyone to know about.
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.