The Stand Alone Pastor

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The stand alone pastor perceives that the congregation are his theological and organizational underlings.

And…

The stand alone pastor views the church staff as his employees when they are his equally gifted, set apart, ordained co-laborers.

So…

The stand alone pastor leads from inside his concretely established, invisible, ecclesiastical bubble.

And…

The stand alone pastor seeks relationship and guidance from other stand alone pastors who don’t know the church’s culture or the church’s current state of affairs.

So, on a daily basis…

The stand alone pastor lives a leader lonely, singular existence with no one to give him up close, ongoing guidance, be Jesus for him in dark times, or hold him accountable.

So…

The stand alone pastor lives an isolated existence and often fails… morally or pastorally… with no one within arms reach available and/or willing to give him grace or restore his heart.

 

And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him.

A cord of three strands is not easily broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12

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One comment

  1. Stand alone pastors find it difficult if not impossible to be transparent and leave those in their wake with a sense of hopeless detachment.

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