10 Ways to Keep Getting Favorite Pastor
Many pastors I know are like most people I know. They wish to be liked. Which is especially true for the people the church exactly where they serve. Everyone likes being favorite pastor to someone.
Yet, that’ s difficult to do.
Management expert Peter Drucker once said the particular hardest jobs in America (not necessarily within order) are President of the United States, university presidents, hospital administrators plus pastors. I don’ t know about the majority of those, but I talk to struggling pastors weekly. I can believe it makes the list.
Having been in the business and political worlds, and then as a pastor, I have a special perspective. I can definitely state the hardest job I’ ve ever done is being a pastor.
Every pastor I understand wants to be successful in their Kingdom-building efforts. Simultaneously, they also want to be enjoyed. No one likes to end up being unpopular. (Frankly, the desire to be so can also be the detriment in the pastor leading properly. )
I was talking recently with another pastor how hard it is to pastor effectively and make everyone happy. (That’ s especially true within 2020/21. ) This individual admitted he was a people-pleaser. I attempted to coach him about how impossible this will be long-term. In order to illustrate the point in the humorous way, all of us began to cite samples of ways to keep individuals happy. It induced this post.
So let me say this really is written sarcastically.
And it also was done so purposely. Sometimes it’ h easier to say hard stuff if I say it in a humorous way. (Or at least what I think can be funny. )
There are some serious issues addressed right here that many pastors encounter. I want to be someone’ s favorite pastor too, so I’ m keeping this lighthearted in my approach.
In fairness, I have been fortunate to serve within mostly healthy, supportive churches (at least we got right now there in time). Most of what I write now is to support other pastors who may not be.
10 methods to keep being preferred pastor:
Never ever turn down a social invitation – Sacrifice your loved ones time. Ignore any actual Sabbath. (That command applies to your church, you should coach it, but you’ re exempt. ) It might ruin your family dynamic but you’ ll keep the cathedral happy.
Don’ t talk about cash – Jesus never did, right? Don’ t be meddling in people’ s personal business.
Never mention sex – Good Christians don’ t. These people just don’ big t. They don’ big t even think about it.
Stick to the sins the world is doing – Stick to things which everyone outside of the church struggles with – or at least the ones we hide within the church. And don’ t you challenge mention mention things like gossip or gluttony. Those hit as well close to home.
Don’ t challenge the naysayers – You know the ones who don’ t want any alter for any sake – even for a Gospel, reaching people not even close to God sake. Allow power rest with those who are comfortable with circumstances.
Preach messages people want to hear – You know, the “ deeper” text messages. But don’ t you ever phase on the toes of those who pay the bills about here.
Wear the suitable clothes – Dress like Jesus did, correct?
Don’ t mess with traditions – Especially those which were started by pastor so and so . If it ain’ t broke don’ big t try to fix it. Plus it ain’ t out of cash if they are still comfortable with it.
Play everyone’ s favorite songs – Every Sunday. (You miracle worker. )
Don’ t lead – just preach – Give your “ best” message every single Sunday, and don’ t take people anywhere new. Depart all those principles of leadership and change in the business world.
On a serious take note – pastoring is really a tough job, somebody, our calling is just not to be popular. It’ s to be obedient. And not to a audience, but to a King.
Lastly, remember, when we are obedient, it can be the very best job ever! (Of course, every work is when we are usually in the center of His can. )
Thanks for joining me in a small sarcastic humor. (Throwing that will line in therefore maybe I can keep being someone’ ersus favorite pastor. )
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