Lessons after 5 Years

After his first five years as the pastor at his church, Tim Raymond shared his five biggest lessons learned:

  1. Pastoral ministry requires far more courage than I ever dreamed.
  2. Expositional preaching is a far more effective medium than I ever imagined.
  3. The temptation to quit the church or quit pastoral ministry altogether is rather frequent, but perseverance is worth it.
  4. Neglecting important ministries is terribly easy but also deadly in the long-term.
  5. If there is a strong love-bond between the pastor and his flock – the congregation believes that I love them and I believe that they love me – that will cover a multitude of sins.

He fleshes out his thoughts here.


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