Problems with People

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Problems with People addresses the problems a pastor will face, and finds the secret blessing in them for him, his ministry, and his people.

Problems with People

Problems with People
By David Cox

Any pastor that has been in the ministry for any length of time (a couple of years or so) will tell you that the ministry is fraught with problems. Many pastors take these problems personally, and the fight becomes a person to person confrontation. That is a quick recipe for pastor burnout and the stress-to-death syndrome.

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Don’t Demonize your people

I have been a pastor for some 36 years now. Most of those years have been on the mission field, in a church that I worked starting (church planter). I have seen a lot of things both in my own work and in the many hundreds of churches that we have visited while on deputation. Let me explain what I mean by this post title (“Don’t demonize your people.”). Most commonly the pastor (and/or his wife) have problems with individuals in the congregation. This is ALWAYS going to happen. Want a perfect church? Run everybody off, and then resign, and that is about as close as you will get.

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