C.J. Mahaney has started a series on his blog about the pastor and criticism, something that often goes hand in hand sadly. I am excited to read more and learn under this wise man, and hope this will equip others to better handle and take criticism to the glory of God.
Here is the conclusion CJ gives:
If you are a pastor, you will be criticized and corrected. It’s coming. We must be prepared for it, and we must see it as God’s means for our sanctification. How we respond to criticism (both from friends and from less-than-friends) is absolutely critical. I regret the many times I haven’t responded humbly to correction. I desire to grow in perceiving correction as a great mercy from God.