My Confession


21 Mistakes I Made As A Senior Pastor:

Putting church over community.
Putting orthodoxy over love.
Putting certainty over wonder.
Putting teaching over conversation.
Putting polished over real.
Putting answers over questions.
Putting membership over friendship.
Putting Christianity over Christ.
Putting knowledge over action.
Putting style over substance.
Putting appearance over authenticity.
Putting functionality over beauty.
Putting religion over spirituality.
Putting numbers over faces.
Putting holiness over humanity.
Putting accountability over acceptance.
Putting heaven over earth.
Putting reputation over risk.
Putting charisma over compassion.
Putting the Afterlife over the Herelife.
Putting thinking over feeling.

– Jim Palmer

Latest Comments

  1. Marci says:

    Father Jim, thank you for putting The Life in perspective for me!!!

  2. pkgliddon says:

    never heard an apology like this Jim, good onya for your honesty. Paul n’ Katrina Gliddon

  3. Mie says:

    I did all that too Jim but they all forgave me

  4. lynvr says:

    This is true not only of senior pastors, but of ‘ordinary Christians as well/ I printed this and stuck it on the wall next to my desk…….

  5. heatherferreira says:

    Really good read God Bless You

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