I believe pastors can influence communities towards God’s peace with justice. That’s why I became a pastor. Often, however, pastors are asked to be institution managers, not movement leaders. Moving the local church from institution management to shalom building movement takes wisdom , courage, and leadership skills! That’s what I’m committed to – helping pastors thrive as leaders of shalom building communities.
“When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. – Mathew 9:36 (NLT)
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The leadership context of pastoral ministry is getting more challenging. Yet, gifted women and men in pastoral ministry are responding to this complexity with creativity, theological depth and resilience. Challenging doesn’t mean impossible, it means challenging. If God has called you to ministry, you can respond to that call with faith!– Michael Danner
Some stats about pastors…
Pastors that rate their mental and emotional health as “excellent” or “good.” (Barna)
The median age of American pastors in 2017 (compared to 45 in 1992) (Barna)
Percent of pastors who agree that is it becoming harder to find young leaders who want to become pastors. (Barna)
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