Monday, October 16, 2017

You Are Not Alone

Ministry is often challenging, lonely and frustrating, especially in places like New England, where churches tend to be smaller and less influential on the broader culture. I have dedicated the last twenty years of my life to helping ministry leaders overcome those challenges through partnering, equipping and encouraging. It is my goal to assist churches in my sphere of influence in removing barriers and obstacles that keep from fulfilling the mission God has given them.

For example, Bill Stack, pastor Haven Baptist Church, New Bedford, MA, reached out to me a few months ago about some significant renovations that had to be done to his building in order to comply with city codes. I was able to connect him to a church in Texas that is going to partner with him over the next three years to repair their building and see a vibrant church in that sacred space once again.

I am also working on a project with a group of Hispanic and Haitian leaders to develop materials in Spanish and French that will teach tithing and biblical stewardship to their members. The goal is to equip those two groups of churches to be healthier and stronger in the fulfillment of their mission.

The point I am trying to make is that ministry leaders do not need to be alone. If you are part of a network, denomination, fellowship or group of churches, take the time to learn what they offer and then use those resources to make your church stronger. If your church is not part of such a group, consider joining one. Being "non-denominational" is not as great as many people think it is, especially for smaller churches that really need some assistance to get to the next level. If your church is in New England, then I would be happy to chat with you about connecting with our network. You can reach out to me at

Effective churches are part of a larger team. You do not have to be alone. Join the team and take a giant leap forward in fulfilling your church's mission.


Dr. Terry W. Dorsett has been a pastor, church planter, denominational leader and author in New England for more than 20 years. He is a happy husband, a proud father and adoring grandfather. He is a cancer survivor and believes that God works powerfully through times of suffering. He writes extensively and you can find all of his books at:

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