I want to discuss the pastorâ€™s struggle. I should have the same mind as Jesus. But, as this cartoon reveals, it’s difficult for pastors to resist resentment towards people. Jesus ministered freely without concern for his success. I, however, gauge my ministryâ€™s success by attendance, the size of the offering, the number of compliments I receive, or even the spiritual health of the people. Iâ€™m convinced that we as pastors must divest ourselves of this concern for success and its measurements. Thoughts?
cartoon: church attendance
David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.