Here’s some encouragement for pastors.
Pastors, it’s December 1, 2021 and there are reports that a significant percentage of you are at least thinking of leaving the ministry. How many will actually do that is anybody’s guess, but the fact that so many are even thinking about it is a concern.
After 18 months of the pandemic, gathering restrictions, and debates over vaccines and masks, you need some encouragement!
So, for 24 days, I will publish a brief post linked to an older post that addresses a topic that will benefit you. My goal is to help you get through these times and redeem their troubles for the good of your ministry and your church.
Be encouraged by these three verses that relate to God bringing good out of bad circumstances.
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.Genesis 50:20 (NIV)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose…. In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.Romans 8:20, 37 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Here is today’s helpful post from July 5, 2021. It contains links to some posts that you will see again in this series, but it serves as a quick start to reclaiming the initiative over your ministry and proactively adapting it to produce great fruitfulness. May God inspire you today!