Tuesday, March 25, 2014
What The Church Needs In A Pastor
So, what does the church need in a pastor? The church needs a pastor who is godly. The church needs a pastor who lives out the faith, not in absolute perfection, but in sincerity and integrity. The church needs a pastor who is devoted to the scriptures. It needs a pastor who feeds himself on the Word of God and is content to feed the sheep of his flock a steady diet of the Word of God. No parlor tricks or rhetorical masterpieces necessary. The church needs a pastor who is consistent in pursuing intimacy with God in prayer. The church needs a pastor who is passionate about the gospel. He understands, explains, and lives out the gospel. The church needs a pastor who, because of the gospel, is mission minded and evangelistic.
If the pastor is the not the John Mazwellian leader, or a world renowned orator, or a mastermind executive, she can manage. But, if the church doesn’t have a godly, devoted, passionate, committed pastor, she will be in trouble.
I am praying that my church will have such a pastor. The man they have now is not quite there, but God isn’t finished working on him yet. I am praying that God will make me into the pastor that my church needs on a daily basis.