Monday, July 07, 2008

Welcoming a new pastor

I don't think I've seen this before, but Brian McLaren has the Ten Commandments for Welcoming a New Pastor. I think they're pretty good. Amazing how much of a difference some of them can make.

Every now and then I am reminded of something that's happened over the last nine years since I've been a pastor. Wow. I don't like to even think about a lot of it. Oh, not that it's all been bad. There has been a lot of good too. I don't think too much about the bad or the good though. Usually I'm trying to think about the present and the future. I don't see much point in dwelling on the past. I used to keep pretty extensive notes about events and conversations though... so someday it might be interesting to read back through some of it.