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In this show I’m going to label a few common areas in which churches place unbiblical and unrealistic expectations upon their pastors and I will share how you can overcome them.
Many churches think that because they have a “full-time” pastor it literally means they have a full-time pastor.
The pastor is expected to do pretty much everything in the church.
It’s not uncommon for churches to have an expectation of what a pastor should view as an acceptable standard of living.
- Family roles
It’s not just the pastor we have hired, but we also get access to their spouse and sometimes their kids as well.
- Activities/interests outside of church
The pastor needs to be careful about how they spend their time outside of their church role.
How do you overcome this?
- Learn to see your church as just ONE of your clients, and not your employer.
- Be willing to have an honest conversation with the leadership in which you set healthy boundaries for yourself and your family.
- Be willing to LEAVE a toxic environment and move into a much healthier place!