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Does your pastor need a shepherd? As new pastors begin their ministry, it's easy to become overwhelmed with all the demands of ministry and start to burn out. Rich Shadden has served as a pastor for over ten years and shares his experience as a mentoree and now as part of a mentoring program for young pastors. Shadden says that just like a medical student needs hands-on training in addition to the book and in-class learning, pastors need more than just seminary classes to learn how to minister to the church. This conversation is a not to miss for those in the pastorate, but also for the congregation on how to best support your young pastor.
Rich C. Shadden has served as a pastor for over ten years. He continues pastoring and training pastors through the local church pastoral residency at Audubon Park Baptist Church and through Bethlehem College & Seminary, Memphis location, where he teaches as an adjunct professor. Rich and his wife, and their four children live in Memphis, TN.