Pastoral Longevity and Ministry Partnership, with Gary Garcia (Podcast Ep 016)

Karl Vaters interviews Gary Garcia about their 29-year-long ministry partnership in the same church, including the benefits and challenges of longevity.

My podcast guest this week is Gary Garcia.

Gary and I have a unique relationship. We’ve worked together at the same church for 29 years. For the first 25 years I was his lead pastor. For the last 4 years he’s been my lead pastor. Yes, at the same church.

Because there’s so much ground to cover, we’re taking two episodes to do it. In this episode we talk about

  • Keys to staying in ministry long-term
  • Embracing change to keep things fresh
  • Working together as your lives and your roles change
  • Advantages of staying in ministry – and in the same church – for the long haul

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