I am posting an article here by The Rev. Dennis R. Winkleback, assistant to the Bishop, New York Area of The United Methodist Church. It is something that would benefit small churches as well as large ones:
"Commentary: Want a better pastor?
Do you want a better pastor? Or is your pastor already great, and you just want to help him or her feel content serving your congregation? The truth is, you have a lot of power to make it happen.
Congregations can enhance their pastor's effectiveness and contentment, but too few church members think intentionally about doing so.
To help your pastor be happy about being your pastor, consider the following 'Be-Attitudes.'"
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