First Meeting

Top 10 things a leader doesn't want to hear at the first meeting.

10. "When you say 'commitment', how much time are we talking about?"

9. "What's the difference between a Pre-millennial, tri-chotimist, Armenian and a Full gospel, post-trib, 3-point Calvinist?"

8. "We really feel bad about the way our last three leaders left."

7. Snoring.

6. "Meet my Rottweiler, Fang. He doesn't bite."

5. "Yes, I'd like to have prayers for my cousin, whose uncle has a friend, whose wife has a head cold. Thank You!"

4. "Both my psychologist and parole officer said I should be in a small group so I can unpack all this garbage. So I guess I'll just jump in. ..."

3. "It's great that the pastor is letting you be his little helper!"

2. "Let's see. My favorite FOOD is steak, my HOMETOWN is Des Moines, Iowa, and I WORK as chairman of the New Testament Department at the local seminary."

1. "I don't think you're gonna last too long in this crowd."

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