Many Pastors Are Unprepared for Ministry in These 8 Areas

  1. Relational intelligence.
  2. Leadership skills.
  3. Dealing with critics.
  4. Family matters.
  5. Finances.
  6. Consumer mentality.
  7. Uneven expectations.
  8. Uneven spiritual growth.

Some highlights from today's Rainer Report:

  • You have to have a high level of relational intelligence to connect with church members of all ages.
  • You must be a continuous learner if you want to be a better leader.
  • How you deal with critics will test your leadership mettle.
  • Many ministers fail in ministry because they fail with their families.

Thom S. Rainer is the president of LifeWay Christian Resources.

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