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5 Reasons Pastoral Tenure Could Increase





As we move into our next phase for City Church, I am enthralled about the possibility to have a long tenure here. Although I am not a millennial, I feel a connection with this group and count them as peers. I realized that they have so much to offer churches in the way of leadership. They do not lead like my generation. They lead as soon as they see an opportunity. My generation (busters) sees a need and forms a group to pray about if we should have any connection with that need. While we wait, the young millennials have already moved in and helped.

City Church is a vibrant young congregation just 4 weeks into its birth. More than half our staff is 30 years or younger with years of experience already! We are a blessed church ready to minister to the city of Del Rio!

Beginning January 3, 2016, the Lord has opened up an opportunity for us to meet in another church’s facilities. What a huge answer to prayer. We will be meeting at Livingstone Worship Center where my good friend Pastor Martin Seca leads. He is just as excited as we are. There staff has been such a blessing to us here at City Church! We can hardly wait to move forward as we have already outgrown the house in which we meet. Last Sunday, we had 48 people in church, and this Sunday expects to be more.

As you read this blog, would you pray for God’s will to guide us as we seek Him first. We know His New Testament church is a growing church, so we are praying for God to lead us in this quest to evangelize Del Rio, Texas.

Thom Rainer wrote:

The five reasons pastoral tenure could increase are:

  1. Pastors want to invest their lives in a community.
  2. Pastors want more stability for their families.
  3. Pastors don’t measure ministry success and fulfillment by numbers and size.
  4. Pastors are starting new churches.
  5. Pastors are leading church revitalization.

Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,

Pastor Larry


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