Pastors, we are not just cheerleaders, we are game-changers. We are called to stir and to convict so that change takes place. Granted, there are many wonderful pastors and churches—I appreciate their ministry, but, as a whole, the church has drifted off course. They have lost the compass of truth - many are more concerned about wine tasting and craft beers than truly seeking the heart of God.
If you are a teaching pastor of a church, or in leadership of a church, this blog is for you. Everyone else can eavesdrop. You need to do a series on race and racism. And you need to do it soon—as soon as you can. Racial division is our culture’s most pressing concern, and it is a deeply biblical and spiritual issue.
Pastors of 101 Ohio churches of various denominations have united around their common love of Chick-fil-A. The pastors, who are members of the Richland Community Prayer Network, released a statement supporting the building of a stand-alone Chick-fil-A in Richland, Ohio after a food truck from the popular restaurant made several stops in the city in July, Frontlines Ohio reports.
Amazingly, one youth leader said this years ago, “I don’t worry about what I watch or listen to as long as my heart is right. Plus, I need to watch what everyone else is watching so I can relate to them.” This is a very dangerous view. Most will admit, however, that this statement is really just an excuse to cross the line when it comes to entertainment. Let’s be honest: many rationalize watching and listening to very questionable material, not because they want to relate to others, but because they enjoy it.
The idea of my children being “pastor’s kids” has always been a dreaded thought in the back of my mind. I've heard so many stories of PK's, most of them more like nightmares. It's not something any mother likes to think about- her children rejecting the Lord and turning from the Faith. And it seems PK's wander at an extremely high rate. What's a pastor and his wife to do? Hit their knees in prayer, that's what. It's our greatest defense and our only hope.
"The Pastor's Wife” It’s how most people introduce me. Some have asked if that bothers me? I lean toward taking it as a compliment. Yes, I am my own person, and have my own identity. However, I learned long ago that my true identity is found in Christ... and Christ has called me to be a helpmate to this husband of mine, who just so happens to be a pastor. It is an honor to serve alongside him, and my privilege to be associated with him.