One of the things I have learned about pastoring in a small town is sometimes things don’t move at the pace you wanted them to move. Securing and preparing your venue takes longer, your planned launch day gets moved back, the growth rate in your first year was not what you expected. And if you have ever done a building project you definitely know it will not move at the pace you want! I’ve noticed that a lot of pastors and leaders are D’s on the DISC personality test—Drivers.
Genesis 25:29 - “One day when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau arrived home from the wilderness exhausted and hungry.” Deuteronomy 25:18 - “They attacked you when you were exhausted and weary, and they struck down those who were straggling behind. They had no fear of God.” The Small Town Church Leader, especially in the beginning years, is usually the ‘I Can Do It All’ person. They know how to run the sound, they have keys to every lock, they design the Sunday experience, th