Protecting Our Family from Our Members

Protecting Our Family from Our Members

No one can know the burdens carried by the pastor and members of their immediate family other than other pastors. Members often place unrealistic expectations on pastors and their families. Imperfections are often not tolerated. Any perceived mistep becomes grounds...
4 Ways to Ruin Your Honeymoon

4 Ways to Ruin Your Honeymoon

Have you just started in your new church? Good news! You have a honeymoon to enjoy! The first 6-9 months of a new pastorate can be a fun and fruitful time. Your members are getting to know you while you are getting to know them. It is a time of optimism. A time where...
Emotional Vampires: Book Review

Emotional Vampires: Book Review

There are many things that make pastoring difficult. We are expected to be a jack of all trades. We are often expected to be administrators, strategic planners, awe-inspiring preachers, excellent teachers, counselors, be present for all births, funerals and special...