Podcast Episode #253
Experience takes time and doesn’t come without mistakes. Today we discuss a recent post on rookie pastors and the mistakes they make as well as how to avoid them.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Most rookie pastors have never had to handle HR issues until they’re in charge and then have no experience.
- You should not go into personnel issues without guidance or someone by your side.
- If you’re a pastor, you will get criticism. It comes with the territory.
- The pastorate is the place for both workaholics and lazy bums.
- It is so easy for pastors not to be disciplined with their time.
- You can find help in almost any area. You just have to ask.
- You can have friends; you can have people you hang out with; but you cannot show favoritism in the church.
- Leaders are learners.
The eight mistakes to avoid are:
- They handle personnel issues with difficulty.
- They amplify criticisms.
- They are not disciplined with their schedules.
- They don’t often ask for help.
- They demonstrate favoritism.
- They don’t seek feedback or coaching.
- They don’t continue their education.
- They are influenced by the latest fad or group.
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