Eleven Things You Need to Understand about Your Pastor

3 Aug

A reblog of a reblog. Eleven things about being in ministry that we can’t possibly know unless we are in ministry!

Unorthodox Faith

Lyn Swenson is one of our dear friends and a veteran of decades of ministry in Japan. He is a member of our congregation and a voice always worth hearing.

This Sunday, after the worship gathering Lyn handed me a newsletter from First Baptist Church, Portland, Maine. The newsletter included something that Pastor Keith Moore had received in the mail, and Lyn thought that it might be an encouragement to me. It was.

I am reproducing the list here, which Pastor Moore got from somewhere else. (I’m not sure of the original source.)

  1. Your pastor is tired. Fatigue is part of the job, but it’s still tough to be tired a lot.
  2. Your pastor is dealing with a major problem that you have no idea about. Pastors are masters of concealing private issues-like the deacon who is going through divorce, with a mother struggling with guilt over an abortion…

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