Three months ago we were finishing our Christmas shopping. Many were dealing with seasonal emotional swings, others were dreading the memories of the past, some were unsure if they’d have enough money for presents, still some were battling illness.
We have all but forgotten the holiday season; those worries and fears are a distant memory. But today uncertainly abounds.
There is a three foot tall wooden cross that hangs outside on our front porch. It is hangs about 7 feet up the wall by a single nail. I special ordered it and shellacked it myself so it can be outside in the weather. The wind can really pick up here in Southern Arizona, and there was a wind storm just a couple days after I initially hung the cross outside.
Pastoring is one of the most difficult jobs in our society for a host of reasons which any readers of this will be well aware of. Many Pastors of small congregations feel the pressure to grow and evangelize, but aren’t sure where to start with limited resources. I’m going to give you FIVE of the things I did that not only grew my congregation, but reached the community, added tangible real ministries and value to the small congregation, and resulted in a financial solubility.