Dealing with Critics

There are three types of critics:

1. Haters.
2. People who love you so much they discourage you b/c they’re afraid you’ll fail.
3. People who love you and will encourage you toward success.

You’ve got to who which is which in order to know what advice to ignore and what to embrace.


Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Quest Community Church in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines.