The Pastor’s First Year


The first year of a pastor’s ministry can be one of the most challenging. In this episode, Pastor Brian Croft shares some of his own experiences, and gives advice for how pastors can navigate their first year in ministry. Listen as Brian engages with questions like:

  • How does a pastor guard from cynicism in the face of opposition?
  • What tasks should get special attention in the first year?
  • How long should a pastor commit to serving at a church?
  • Does the presence of enemies mean a pastor should leave?


Additional Resources

10 Priorities for Pastoral Ministry   (video here)

The Pastor’s Ministry

Patient and well-timed change

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