Monday, October 30, 2006

Whatcha think any truth to this Hyperbole?

In a small church, the "pastor" is slave to the people and their opinions of how things should be done, does most of the chores and jobs around the church and is on call at any time day or night for the people.

In a large church, the "pastor" is king of the people, and comes out once a week on Sunday to give a mesmerizing speech which woos the people and then he disappears for another week.


Is it true? How do you change it? Tell me what you think!

3 Comments:

At 4:50 AM, Anonymous -S- from tpc said...

I can't help you. My pastor is the small church one. ~S~

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There are two parts to influence: First, influence is powerful; and second, influence is subtle. You wouldn?t let someone push you off course, but you might let someone nudge you off course and not even realize it."
-- Jim Rohn

 
At 5:06 AM, Blogger ChriS & Yvette Ferguson said...

True because of the size and the workload. Knowing and loving your Pastor, I doubt he would use the phrase slave, "Bond Servant of Love" yes that's what he'd call it. But the questions still remains how can we change it? I don't fully know the answer but there has to be a way to structure ministry and workload in the local church so as to remove or at least share the work of the ministry. A way that goes beyond simply adding more paid staff. I don't fully know the answer but somehow we have to mobilize the body of Christ, the local church, and our/my individual heart(s) that cause all of us to put the Kingdom first.

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger Mike W said...

Yo Chris...I've joined your blogspot universe...lol. I would tend to agree...at my Church, which is rather large, we refer to Earl, the senior pastor, as the Pope...lol.

 

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