- I don't believe it appears anywhere in the Bible that a pastor should preach all the sermons, or that someone who stands in the pulpit, have been called to teach. Neither do having a degree from a seminary or being appointed by men necessarily mean someone is qualified to preach, teach, counsel, or pastor the Body of Christ.
- There's a new survey out were most megachurch pastors don't see themselves as pastors. I guess not considering God had already establish who would lead His people. Most view their role as preacher/ teacher, according to the survey. In newly released findings from the Leadership Network’s Large-Church Senior Pastor Survey, 81 percent of senior leaders in churches with more than 2,000 attendees view their role as “preacher/teacher” while only 16 percent see themselves as a “pastor, shepherd or spiritual guide.”
- Compared to other church pastors, megachurch pastors are considerably less likely to be single, divorced or re-married; tend to have more formal theological education; spend more time in preaching (including preparation) and in administration; spend less time personally visiting members, the sick and shut-ins; tend to be less satisfied with their spiritual life and their leadership effectiveness; take more time off; experience less conflict in their churches; report higher levels of congregational morale; and agree more often that their churches are ready to try new things. Read entire article >>
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Has any one notice that God is the One who appoints people to the type of work they are to do, not men? There is then an anointing given to each one for that work. The problem is that men sometimes give each other a title for which they have little or no anointing. It is not up to men to “see” what position they should hold in the church. It is by the calling of God and that alone. Men appointed Saul as king, while God anointed David. This is part of the problem that the church is facing in these last days.