Church Leadership
No, Pastor, We’re Not Always Right
More pastors get in trouble through pride and arrogance than maybe all other character deficits combined.

The Essential Role Of Humility

More pastors get in trouble through pride and arrogance than maybe all other character deficits combined.

Pride blinds us in so many ways. It stops us from seeing our own faults, just as it makes us incapable of seeing great ideas that come from others.

Humility is as close to a can’t-miss magic cure as we will ever find this side of heaven.

On the other hand, humility is as close to a can’t-miss magic cure as we will ever find this side of heaven. But, like sunblock at the beach, it needs to be re-applied on a regular basis.

Jesus Is Building His Church

Pastor, the church was there before us. And it will survive and thrive after us.

Even if you planted a local congregation, you need to realize that you didn’t start anything new, you seized an opportunity to help the church expand. And we are grateful that you did.

But the church belongs to Jesus, not to us.

We’re not owners or bosses, we’re stewards and shepherds.

The sooner we reject the one and accept the other, the better our ministry will be and the more God can use us.

No, fellow pastors, we’re not always right. But we serve the one who is. And if we’re humble enough to let God be God, and let Jesus build his church, he will do more with, in and through it – and through us in it – than we could ever imagine.

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October 29, 2018 at 9:51 AM

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