Want to “shoot yourself in the foot” as a pastor?
Here are a dozen ways:
Do life alone and trust no one
Question everyone’s motive
Don’t know key stakeholders in the church
Avoid transparency in favor of protecting image
Refuse critique or evaluation
Put family life second to the church
Take personal pride in numbers
Believe you have to do everything and never say “no”
Spend time with God only when preparing for a message.
Ignore signs of burnout
Protect “secret” sins and pretend perfection
Abuse personal health
Pastors, what would you add?
(Obviously, I’m praying you recognize the sarcasm and do the opposite of each of these. If you need help, please reach out.)