Dealing with Criticism

Every pastor either has or will soon be criticized. What is God doing when people criticize him? How do we determine whether criticism is a mountain or a mole hill? What are some common criticism one occasions in pastoral ministry? Are all pastoral criticisms necessarily baseless? In what unhealthy ways do pastors sometimes handle criticism? How do we resist the impulse to defensiveness when criticized? Should we be comfortable as pastors if we receive no criticism? How should a pastor process criticisms? Listen as Brian Croft and Jim Savastio address these vital questions and more in this episode.

RESOURCES:

The Pastor’s Soul: The Call and Care of an Undershepherd

The Pastor’s Ministry: Biblical Priorities for Faithful Shepherds

How should a pastor process criticism?

Why should a pastor listen to the criticisms of older members about his preaching?

What questions should a pastor ask himself when criticisms come?

 

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