Pastors often preach about generosity and encourage their attenders to give generously, while paying their staff the minimum they can get away with. Pastors preach about folks stepping into their destiny and calling, while becoming angry when one of their staff members steps into a calling that results in leaving their team.
Pastors often preach about rest, worship and time off, while their team members can’t remember the last time they had a day off, attended a worship service or had a couple free weekends with family. Pastors often preach about not comparing ourselves to one another, while obsessing, comparing and ranking themselves to pastors down the street, around the corner and from around the country.
Pastors preach about a lot of awesome, challenging, encouraging, convicting and life giving things. Each of us should remain forever grateful for what they do, how they do it and why they do it.
Of course the statements above don’t apply to every pastor. Church planters, be aware of it. If it doesn’t apply to you, be mindful of it. If the shoe fits, wear it.
Plain and simple… Pastors Need To Keep Calm And Practice What They Preach.