Oftentimes in ministry, there's a kind of "honeymoon" period with new members or with a new congregation. For a period, pastors receive lots of unconditional support. But that can turn quickly, when sin emerges, when ministry changes directions, or when someone becomes hostile to your preaching, teaching, or leadership. What happens internally to the pastor? What happens to the congregation, and what is the fallout? And ultimately, what's a pathway forward for grace, healing, and health for both?

On this episode of The Art of Pastoring, Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson discuss when fans become critics, sharing their own experiences and reflecting on why this should be expected, but not devastating, to a ministry.

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Executive Produced by Mike Cosper

Edited and Mixed by Aaron Leslie

Theme song: "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah" by Jeremy Casella