Pastoral Ministry

5 common themes in churches with high pastor turnover

"1. They think it’s the pastors’ fault. It is difficult to help these churches. There is none so blind as he or she who will not see. The church I noted had not even considered that losing six pastors in nine years might point to the problems with the church." - Thom Rainer

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'Historic night': Saddleback Church ordains first female pastors

"Saddleback Church, the California-based megachurch headed by Pastor Rick Warren, announced that they ordained their first three female pastors, despite being affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, which prohibits female ordination." - C.Post

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Five things I'm learning about God while working at a gas station

"When I began my studies at Denver Seminary in 2014, I never imagined working at a gas station after graduation. There is nothing wrong with such work, it’s just that my focus was on serving the local church, and I couldn’t see past that vision. I was certain God had called me to plant a church." - D. Seabaugh

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LifeWay Research: Biggest Concerns Pastors Have Right Now

"More than a quarter of pastors (27%) say they’re struggling with maintaining unity and dealing with conflict or complaints.... Several pastors mentioned difficulties surrounding special services like weddings and funerals or reaching out to members in hospitals and nursing homes." - F&T

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