///My Senior Pastor Sucks

My Senior Pastor Sucks

If just Googled the phrase “my senior pastor sucks” or some derivative of that – it will give you great confidence to know that you’re not the first one to land here after typing that into a search engine. In fact, searches relating to senior pastors have accounted for a significant amount of web traffic to my blogs since I first started writing about youth ministry 7 years ago.

So what do you do when your senior pastor sucks? First off … we all suck. You do, too. We are all a collection of losses and failures, so show her some slack. Maybe consider the bigger picture that he has to account for you’re only seeing a small sliver of from your spot.

That having been said, I thought I would rattle off a few responses to this fleeting and destructive thought and invite you to add another in the comments if you feel so inspired:

  • Pray for them – you’ll be surprised what this does for YOUR heart.
  • Help them be a better leader – nudge them to easy wins that would have been losses
  • Help them see the blind spots – you see things different, help them see too
  • Speak highly of them – fight the temptation to jab or accept divisive praise
  • Get out of the church as quickly as possible – just kidding, just wanted to make sure you were still paying attention
  • Ask God if you’re supposed to stay – for real.
  • Build a relationship with them – they’ve got to eat lunch, too.

Add more!


By |2016-10-13T13:55:33+00:00September 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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