Podcast: Transitioning from Preaching to Pastoring

Sam Rainer

June 9, 2020

Preaching is not the same as shepherding. The transition from preaching to pastoring involves building credibility through relationships. Pastors should be accessible to their congregation.

Create a “GIP” list to start building relationships. The GIP list includes the top givers, influencers, and problem makers. When you meet with church members, ask them two questions. How did you come to know Jesus? How did you come to our church?

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2 comments on “ Podcast: Transitioning from Preaching to Pastoring”

  1. Shelley Ball says:

    Aww isn’t there a way to record you sermons and post it so those of us long distance can still enjoy

    1. Sam Rainer says:

      Yes! You can view the sermons at

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