3 Reasons Your Pastor Doesn’t Have Time For You
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- 90% of Pastors report working between 55 to 75 hours per week
- 90% feel they are inadequately trained to cope with the ministry demands
- 70% of pastors constantly fight depression
- 80% believe pastoral ministry has negatively affected their families.
These pastors suffer from a severe lack of honor.
HONOR happens when we recognize someone’s identity and respect their calling so we can benefit from the connection.
Pastors without honor often fall into the trap of trying to meet the undue expectations of church members when in fact, they don’t have time for that! And here are three reasons why.
- It’s not always appropriate. Acts 6:2 So the [c]Twelve called the disciples together and said, “It is not appropriate for us to neglect [teaching] the word of God in order to serve tables and manage the distribution of food.
The appropriate priority to the Apostles was the Word of God!
- He has a competent staff-Acts 6:3 Therefore, brothers, choose from among you seven men with good reputations [men of godly character and moral integrity], full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.
Pastors much appoint others to care for people. Without the power to multiply, the church cannot grow.
- He has delegated authority to others to feed you- Matthew 6:37 …36Dismiss the crowd so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37But Jesus told them, “You give to them something to eat.”
When we keep our expectations Biblical, we receive the greatest benefit from our leaders. We’ll be equipped, activated and growing in God.