The Long-Term Pastor


Posted by Matt Postiff December 5, 2014 on Matt Postiff's Blog under GeneralĀ 

In September, Thom Rainer's blog had an encouraging post on what characterizes men who have health long-term pastorates. I am a big fan of that approach, so it captured my attention.

  1. They pray daily for their church members and staff.
  2. They view their family as their first line of ministry.
  3. They connect with and love people in their community.
  4. They choose their battles carefully.
  5. They welcome structures that make them accountable.
  6. They spend time developing staff.
  7. They expect conflict and criticism.
  8. They connect with other pastors and ministries in the community.
  9. They affirm both theology and practical ministry.
  10. They ask long-term questions.

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