Let’s face it, Being a pastor is hard. Really, Really Hard.
There seems to be no end to the amount of work we have to do to lead a church. There are sermons to prepare, staff meetings to run, and there is always that person who wants to have a talk about something you said in your sermon.
With all the pressures on a pastor, it is easy to get behind in your personal growth. Of course, that has to start quiet times. If you do not have a great relationship with Jesus it almost impossible to pastor the people God has put into your life.
In addition to our own devotions and time in the Word, it is important that church leaders continue to develop their gifts.
We need to make sure that we are growing daily. In the words of the revivalist Smith Wigglesworth: “If you are in the same place today as you were yesterday you are a backslider.”
As pastors, we can’t stay in the same place. We need to be constantly learning.
One of the best ways to do that is by learning from other pastors. Some of them take the time to communicate their experiences on their blogs. We can learn from their mistakes. We can be encouraged by their success.
Here are some of the most helpful church leadership blogs out there. Take the time to learn from those that are in the trenches with you.