Milfred Minitrea of the Missional Church Center, wrote a powerful post on his blog that I think deals with the dark side of ministry and how Pastors are constantly dealing with the issue of congregational change management and ministry effectiveness. In His post called, "Depression: Pastors...

Success is such a vague concept in Pastoral life. For ages, we've defined it by numbers. Whatever numbers we could produce. Numbers of people Numbers of dollars Numbers of buildings Numbers of salvations Numbers of baptisms. You number it and we'll count it in the final tally! For the last "number" of...