Pastoring is a hard job. You just want to help people and make a difference and then you find out it is ten times harder than you ever expected. So thank you to all the pastors out there for giving it their best in 2006.
But I want to especially thank those pastors who planted churches this year. The church has to multiply and these brave souls took it the front lines this year. Church plants take the Kingdom mission right to the people, and they find out it is really hard.
Three planters in particular that I am very proud of are Mike Clawson, Andrew Draper, and Eric Starkey. These young guys have sacrificed a lot this year to bring new people into new churches. I am grateful for their hard work and their presence in my life. May your 2007 be your best year yet!