Considering how much power he demands to have over his congregation, I’ve heard people compare Pastor Mark Driscoll to a cult leader.
I’m starting to believe it, especially with the release of his list of 20 things the person serving directly under him can do to make life easier for him.
It includes these gems:
3. DOES YOUR THING.
He’s not using you to do his thing.
5. HONORS YOU.
Particularly in front of others, he sets a culture of respect by referring to you as his pastor and genuinely respecting your spiritual authority.
10. IS HUMBLE ENOUGH TO ACT LIKE AN ASSISTANT WHEN NEEDED.If this means you need something to eat, a cup of coffee, or an errand, he’s willing to do it as needed.
18. DOES NOT WANT YOUR JOB.
He’s not trying to leverage his job to get something better, and is content to do his job so that you can do yours.
20. IS FAITHFUL TO THE END.
If the time comes for him to move on, you know you can kindly ask him to do so and he will without dropping the ball, being divisive, or going into attack mode because he loves Jesus, the church, and you.
In other words, he’s Driscoll’s personal slave. If he shows any sign of rebellion, Driscoll will destroy him.
And the worst part is that I’m sure many people would line up to fill that position. Anything to kiss his feet, right?