COMMENTARY: Lessons for the new flock from a veteran new pastor

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c. 2007 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Other than common-sense civility _ be nice, be patient, be fair _ what advice would I give a congregation that’s welcoming a new pastor? First, realize that this moment of newness matters. Take it seriously. Revolving-door clergy happen, in large part, because new pastorates start poorly. A succession of […]

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