“Me, a pastor? Never!” I threw my head back in laughter. “I see what they go through and the sacrifices they make; it’s not for me!”
Unfortunately, there are so many who used to be pastors, but no longer hold the position. Many of them fell into what I call a dangerous distractions for a pastor.
I wonder if we leaders sometimes miss how a well placed question can enhance our leadership. Consider these thoughts about leadership and asking questions.
He asked me how I handle difficult people in the church. I assured him I didn’t know what he was talking about. I’ve never encountered any difficult people in the church.
This post developed after talking with a young pastor overwhelmed with the responsibility he’s been given. It was his first church out of seminary. His church expects a lot from him – leading the church, preaching great messages, visiting the sick (and the well), managing a budget, and seeing the baptistry consistently in use –…