Tom Nelson: The Day I Confessed Pastoral Malpractice

Tom Nelson: The Day I Confessed Pastoral Malpractice July 14, 2017


“Years ago, I stood before my congregation to make a heartfelt confession. It was indeed difficult to do, yet it would prove transformative for our entire faith community.

More than a decade has passed since that day, but I still remember it clearly. Against a backdrop of pindrop silence, I asked the congregation I served to forgive me. Not for sexual impropriety or financial misconduct, but for pastoral malpractice. I confessed I had spent the minority of my time equipping them for what they were called to do for the majority of their week.”

Tom Nelson is senior pastor of Christ Community Church (EFCA) in Leawood, Kansas, President of Made to Flourish (a network geared to equip pastors with a more integral connection between Sunday faith and Monday work), and Council member with The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work.

Read the entire article at THE GOSPEL COALITION here.

Image by Dan King. Used with permission. Sourced via Flickr.

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