August 16, 2006
In my conversations with most pastors I have found that the vast majority of them are frustrated by the politics involved in local churches. When I use the term politics I am referring to long-term power brokers, family controlled churches, or powerful clicks that through the use of their power seek to have the church reflect only their view of ministry. It is interesting that I have not had one pastor come to complain about their salary but many do complain of what they believe are impediments to growth and ministry.
If this is true and the pastor is the chief agent of change in a congregation, then it appears we need to assist pastors by equipping them to be more skilled in generating change. We are called to equip the saints for the work of ministry.
Posted by Bishop at August 16, 2006 09:56 PM