Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Five Facts about Pastors

Pastor Joe McKeever's writing has blessed me in the past.   Today, he posted another good one.  This time he explains five things about pastors that are unclear to many church members today. . . .

"In my experience, most pastors hesitate to teach the biblical understanding of the role of pastors because to do so might sound self-serving, as though they were trying to carve out a bigger role for themselves in leading the church.  This is a serious error for which we are now paying as many congregations are turning the minister into a hired hand, employing him as an errand boy, or treating him as an executive brought in to lead their 'country club.'

Pastor, preach the whole Word of God.  Be bold in declaring its truth.  Then, having done this, go forth and set new standards for humbly serving the congregation.  Let them see you leading by serving and no one will ever mind calling you their pastor and following you.  However, lord it over them and dominate the decisions and no one who knows his Bible will want to follow you.

What follows is the truth on the role of pastors as taught in Scripture. It’s not 'all' the truth, for this is but one simple article.  However, it cuts to the heart of the issues…."

Read the entire article by Pastor Joe here.

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