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The first year of a pastoral assignment is often referred to as the honeymoon phase, but this can be extremely misleading. Pastors are encouraged not to make any changes but continue to love the people and preach grace, while congregants often have unrealistic expectations of what the new pastor

Established congregations face a climate of declining attendance, increased financial pressure, and a growing frustration with the decline in church membership. The goal is to develop transformational ministries that have a real impact on the community, exercise good stewardship, and reward the

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