We can all be a pastor

My husband is worship leader of our church in the North East of England. He is the first to say he is not a “people person”, but I tell him that he is still a pastor. Anyone can have a good heart for worship, teaching, leading, hospitality or leading the cleaners who tidy your house of God each week for you. Every one of them has incredible gifts and amazing ways of doing the jobs they feel called to do. They have also to have a heart for each and every one of the people who walk through those doors each week. We all need to be able to bring a freshness for seeking God in worship or in our teaching, but in a gentle way so that all the congregation will feel able to come along with us. Its good that new songs of worship and praise are invented, or old words with new music can be the freshness needed, but we all need to be going forward at the same speed. Gods speed. The speed the Holy Spirit is taking us and not the speed we would want to seek change and new waves to wash over us and our fellow members.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ropheka
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 00:07:54

    Gods time not my time is the best way to succeed. I have learned that the hard way

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  2. Susan Irene Fox
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 15:59:37

    We do all have different gifts from the Spirit, and as such, different “congregations” that we are called to serve. No gift is too low, and no congregation is too small; we build His kingdom one by one.

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