Shane Hipps on Rob Bell Leaving Mars Hill

Last night I saw that Shane Hipps, teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI posted some thoughts on Rob Bell’s departure from the church. There were some thoughts that were very poignant for pastors and leaders in every profession.

He writes,

I learned when I became a pastor that it is a unique vocation.  Becoming a leader in any profession can be a lonely experience.  This isn’t always bad, in many ways it forces you to grow up fast.  In time you learn to allow the loneliness to become a divine ingredient in cultivating depth and resilience. Over the years I learned to befriend it as a teacher.  And as I’ve said here before, there is a difference between being alone, and being lonely.

It’s a really great reflection. I’d encourage everyone to read it. You can find it here.

Cheers,
Eric

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