I find it interesting that sometimes the person with the most knowledge and experience makes the least application of that knowledge and experience in their own lives. It’s kind of like the plumber who always has the leaky faucet at home. Or the doctor who is way overweight and eats the greasiest food he can find.
Leaders need to think through what it really means to be a friendly church, what it would really take for people to feel at home at our place of worship. When people come over to my house we do everything we can to set the stage for an enjoyable time at the Hardys. My wife has me mowing the yard, cleaning the garage ...
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The pastor’s present ministry in the local church is his or her only identity. While it is important that we focus on what God has called us to do, this is too single-dimensional in that it does not develop a life outside the church. In fact, in some cases it could be seen as arrogant. The church needs me so badly that I can’t afford to develop any other part of my life.