Monday, October 26, 2009

Changing the scorecard

Darryl Dash writes on insecurity in ministry. He acknowledges that ministers have probably always struggled with insecurities, but makes this observation about the present day:
. . . it can’t be any easier these days for a generation of pastors weaned on conferences and books promising that we too can have a church that measures up. The problem is that reality never looks as good as the conference brochures. It’s never quite good enough, and most pastors feel like failures at least part of the time.
I think Darryl's right. That's one of the reasons, by the way, I prefer not to spend money on ministry conferences. Blogs are a whole lot cheaper, and if we handle them well they don't take us away from our families.


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