Why I Don’t Listen to My Pastor

Over the last eleven years in church work, one thing I have realized is that it is not good for me to listen to my pastor.  Before you think I am going rogue, what I mean is that I need to listen to another pastor each week for part of my spiritual nourishment.

It is hard to listen to the pastor on Sunday morning who is also my boss during the week.  This doesn’t mean that my pastors are hypocrites but the boss/employee relationship clouds the pastor/congregant relationship on Sunday morning.

So each Sunday night Hillary and I sit and listen to the person we call our pastor, Craig Groeschel of Lifechurch.  We love Craig’s practical, wise applications of Scripture.  I have even recommended that our Family Ministry staff on Sunday mornings find some way to be spiritually fed because they are serving during the sermon.

For those of you involved in ministry, do you have this same struggle of listening to your pastor?  Why do you think this is?

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About joelnewton

I am a husband to Hillary, a father to Anna and Norah

Posted on October 31, 2010, in Children's Ministry, Church Leadership, Personal, Spiritual Growth and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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