Pastors are not ministry mutants…
In my early days in ministry, I thought of the Apostle Paul as a Ministry Mutant. He was wholly different than regular people and was Holy Ghost hardwired for the rigors of ministry. This was absurd. By making Paul “nothing like me” I conveniently excused myself from being “anything like Paul.” As long as Paul was a freak of nature, there was nothing required of me!
Over time, I came to understand that many people see pastors like I used to see Paul. Ministry Mutants. This is equally absurd.
Here are eight things about pastors you may find surprising:
1. Pastors have feelings
It is always open season on pastors. Hurtful things said often get back and it does damage. Over time, it does a lot of damage.
2. Pastors get discouraged
I believe pastors need nineteen pieces of encouragement for every piece of harsh criticism they receive. I know…
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