Outstanding pastors have learned that the best way to lead is by people’s side, not ahead of them. This often requires patience. “If we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” (Romans 8:25).
Pastors are to be pillars who support truth, not who oppose it. Truth is not “flexible” when it comes to absolutes—it’s solid and unyielding. Truth liberates. Truth rebuilds. Truth restores. Truth heals. Truth transforms. Truth prevails—you don’t change truth—truth changes you! We must begin here.
Regardless of how betrayed my fellow colleagues in the trenches might feel by me spilling the beans…I can’t hold it in any longer. I’m coming clean.
Have you stopped going to church? Maybe God is beginning to nudge you back toward a church home? What will you look for in a pastor? While there are many qualities that define a good pastor, there are ten extremely important attributes that every outstanding pastor will possess.