- First five years are very positive.
- 5-10 years is very negative.
- 10+ years is positive in a more realistic way - although if the church is declining, they are still postive (for good or for bad!).
- Taking a study leave/sabbatical in the 5-10 year period can be very helpful to help you stick at it.
- The long-term growing ministries are often the result of ministers who continue to grow and develop their own thinking, ministry and life.
Posted by Mikey Lynch at 7:20 AM