I have a question for the pastors out there. I have pastored for 3 1/2 years. Prior to that I worked third shift at a convenience store while attending college. During my time at that job I felt like I had numerous opportunities to minister to folks. I was able to share my faith regularly with all types of people. The question I have is I feel like I accomplished more for Christ before becoming a pastor then I have since. Have some of you had similar experiences? I am certainly not questioning my call as I must admit there is no way I can imagine myself doing anything but pastoring. I just wish sometimes it were possible to measure "effectiveness" in the pastorate more easily than the "numbers" game of how many you have in attendance. I am rambling, I know, but after all I am a Baptist pastor! Any insight would be helpful.