What To Do When Church Members Expect You to Keep Unreasonable Office Hours


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Some church members have unreasonable expectations about when pastors and staff should be in the office. This concern has been exacerbated by COVID. Mark and Thom look at some strategic ways to respond.

  • Listen to them.
  • Recognize that many members deal with old paradigms.
  • Let them know what ministry responsibilities take you out of the office.
  • Be willing to compromise.
  • Keep limited office hours where anyone can have access to you.


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