Constructive Criticism: The Day A Staff Member Told Me I Was Preaching Too Long

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A healthy church fosters an atmosphere in which people feel free to express their ideas openly – especially at the leadership level.

A church staff that never criticizes or corrects their lead pastor is not healthy. Maybe they’re afraid to be honest. Maybe they lack creativity. Either way, without criticism, there’s information you need to know that you’re not being told. And that hurts everyone.

Strong pastors develop a habit of asking for honest feedback from people they trust.

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3 thoughts on “Constructive Criticism: The Day A Staff Member Told Me I Was Preaching Too Long”

  1. One of my pastoral mentors about 50 years ago told me the first thing to do with criticism was —- to expect it. I’ve never forgotten his wisdom. I still expect it. But we also need to understand that it is often only our enemies that will tell us the truth.
    Tom Lanier

  2. One of my pastoral mentors about 50 years ago told me the first thing to do with criticism was —- to expect it. I’ve never forgotten his wisdom. I still expect it. But we also need to understand that it is often only our enemies that will tell us the truth.
    Tom Lanier

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