Part of your role is training the sheep. You will be loved for feeding them, and hated for training them. You are responsible for training the sheep to embrace and understand the culture of your church, how to behave at church, and how to live the Christian life. The worst pastors are the pastors thatContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 6: Training”
Shepherds have to feed the sheep. That should be obvious, but there are a lot of pastors who are not feeding the sheep. You cannot exaggerate how important it is for the pastors to feed the sheep. You just cannot overestimate how important this is. Your preaching to the gathering of the saints is soContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 5: Feeding the Sheep”
Part of being a pastor is taking the land. God has given us a land of promises, but we have to take those promises and make the manifest in life. Being a pastor means taking those promises and helping other people get into them and walk in them, it means killing the giants in theirContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 4: Taking the Land”
This are chilling statistics. I am glad that I am not in any of the negative categories. Well, it still remains to see whether I quit in 10 years, but I am willing to bet anything you can raise that I won’t. The question I have is this: what can we do about it?
Part of your ministry as a pastor is to lead the people to green pastures and still waters. You need to take your people out of the wilderness and into the land flowing with milk and honey, a land of abundance and peace. This is part of being a shepherd to your people. IfContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 3: To Divide Seas”
Psalm 23 says “The Lord is my shepherd… your rod and your staff they comfort me”. A shepherd is responsible for comforting the sheep. I’ve heard pastors say “I’m not here to make you comfortable” which is true in one sense, but at the same time a pastor – a shepherd – is there toContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 2: Comfort”
Pastors are called to lead. A lot of people don’t realize this – which is why their churches never go above about forty people. A pastor has to learn how to lead, and be confident enough in their ministry and calling to lead. Revelation 19.15 says that Jesus leads with a rod of iron. EveryContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 1: Lead”