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More than any other experience in ministry the challenges that arise from starting at a new ministry in a new church is daunting and you’re immediately on the clock with everyone’s eyes on you. What are the priorities worth establishing in that first year of ministry? What are the things worth setting aside for later?

Come join the conversation as David sits down with Beto Arrelano, the Youth Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Snyder, Texas, as they talk about the successes and challenges of the first year of ministry at a new church.

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Show Notes

Connect With Beto:

1. Build a leadership that will build you up and support you, but isn’t afraid to challenge you.

2. Build intentional relationships with students, and allow them to lead.

3. Don’t be afraid to try new things.

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David Pruitt – @pruacoustic

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