Episode 188!Remember when you were just starting out in ministry? Those crazy days where everything was new and exciting? I remember my first few days, weeks, and months working with Jeff and feeling like a sponge waiting to soak up everything I could.
I was eager. And hungry.
And eventually, I was frustrated.
Ministry frustration sets in when our hopes and expectations start to wilt in the harsh light of the reality of ministry. All pastors--those of us fresh off the boat and those weathered by years at sea--encounter moments and seasons of frustration.
But that doesn't mean we have to sit down and cry.
On this week's podcast, we have long time listener and sometime guest Scott Dalen back to talk about ministry frustrations pastors face--and how to get through frustration and on to fruitful ministry. If you've ever felt frustrated in ministry, this episode is for you!
For more with Scott, check out episode 172 and our conversation about using social media to augment and improve your weekend messages, or check out an old Monday Morning Pastorfrom the video archives. If this week's podcast left you looking for even more ways to stay encouraged, check out 5 Ways to Stay Encouraged in a Small Church or episode 167 with Chris Vitarelli as we talk about the frustrations of unmet expectations.
And SPEAKING of Chris Vitarelli, we're only about a month away from the Small Church Big Deal Conference--created by Chris Vitarelli--in Fenton, Michigan. If you're anywhere in the Midwest--or are willing to travel there--you won't want to miss out!
God bless and have a great week!
Jonny (and Jeff)
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