What are You Still Working Around?

Or who?

If you find yourself saying, “we’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work!” Try some of them again, without working around what you’re working around. It might be the clothing closet no one uses. Partner with local charities or churches instead. It might be the one elder of six who doesn’t agree with what you’re doing, or the one small group of 15 that’s causing problems. There is always some resistance to change. It’s a huge mistake to build around that resistance. Give in to the resistance, or build in spite of it. Work through it if you can. However, don’t build around it.

Allow me to share the parable of Wenling:

Why Ministers Leave Ministry, Part 2

Continuing from Saturday's post: Statistics provided in 2009 by The Fuller Institute, George Barna, and Pastoral Care Inc.: * 90% of the pastors report working between 55 to 75 hours per week. *80% believe pastoral ministry has negatively affected their families. Many pastor's children do not attend church now because of what the church has […]