aybe I’m wrong but it seems to me that when pastors get together most of the time there’s a lot of needless posturing going on. Everyone starts talking about their next AMAZING series or their OUT OF THIS WORLD event or their GRAND SLAM Sunday service. If you were an outsider listening in you’d think that no church or pastor ever experienced anything less than the over-the-top, super incredible and amazing.
It Doesn’t Help
I think this is not only disingenuous but it’s also harmful. It places unreal expectations on everyone and doesn’t allow room for pastors to be real with each other. That in turn kills true fellowship and prevents pastors from genuinely helping and encouraging each other.
I just want to say to all the pastors out there that it’s okay. You’re allowed to have a less than stellar Sunday, series idea, message, or event. You don’t have to pretend you’re hitting home runs every time you come to the plate. There are respectable singles and doubles and triples in this game.
In general, I think that when people get real they tend to become far more effective. I hope that, as pastors, we will all strive to become more of both in our dealings with each other.