It is vital for us to ask ourselves the question, “Do I want to win the point or the person?” This is a pivotal question for first-chair leaders, second-chair leaders, salesmen, customer-service representatives, evangelists, pastors, teachers, parents, spouses, and anyone else seeking to be an influencer. Often, when we focus on winning the point, we … More Win What?
Today, in our current ecclesiastical vernacular, there are all sorts of titles for one to choose. A partial list includes: Senior Pastor Associate Pastor Assistant Pastor Preaching Pastor Vision Pastor Lead Pastor Executive Pastor Administrative Pastor Missions Pastor Campus Pastor Counseling Pastor Small Groups Pastor Evangelism Pastor Urban Pastor Senior’s Pastor Men’s Pastor Women’s Pastor Youth … More What sort of a “Pastor” are you?
Preaching is one of the roles of the pastor, and a good argument can be made that it is the minister’s primary responsibility. However, preaching is not an end in itself, but it is the means to an end. One is careful to deliver a sermon because he is consumed with growing disciples. One is a speaker because he is … More Shrinking Job Descriptions in the Church