Podcast Episode #484
Data shows pastoral tenure is increasing. Today we examine why more pastorates are reaching double digit tenure.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Bigger isn’t always better. It’s usually the same problems just with more people.
- There seems to be less of a desire for ladder climbing from Millennial pastors than from previous generations of pastors.
- God works in both the big burst of rapid growth as well as in the slow, incremental growth.
- The greatest fruit in ministry often does not begin to manifest itself until after year five of a pastorate.
The seven reasons we discuss are:
- “Ladder climbing” is not a priority.
- The philosophy of “big is better” is waning.
- Greater concern for family stability.
- Greater awareness of incremental progress.
- A desire to be a presence in the community.
- A desire to get to year five.
- The growth of mentoring.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
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