An Explanation of Life
Solving the Personal Energy Crisis (Pt.1)

The Perfect Pastor


Perfect pastor I found this on the internet the other day. It's a church joke with just a hint of exaggeration :)

The Perfect Pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes. He condemns sin roundly, but never hurts anyone's feelings. He works from 8 a.m. until midnight, and is also the church cleaner.

The Perfect Pastor makes $40 a week, wears good clothes, drives a good car, buys good books, and donates $30 a week to the church. He is 29 years old and has 40 years' worth of experience. Above all, he is handsome.

The Perfect Pastor has a burning desire to work with teenagers, and he spends most of his time with the senior citizens. He smiles all the time with a straight face because he has a sense of humor that keeps him seriously dedicated to his church. He makes 15 home visits a day and is always in his office to be handy when needed.

The Perfect Pastor always has time for church meetings and all of its committees, never missing the meeting of any church organization. And he is always busy evangelizing the unchurched.

The Perfect Pastor is always in the next town over!

If your pastor does not measure up, simply send this notice to six other churches that are tired of their pastor too. Then bundle up your pastor and send him to the church at the top of your list. If everyone cooperates, in one week you will receive 1,643 pastors. One of them should be perfect.

Have faith in this letter. One church broke the chain and got its' old pastor back in less than three months.

Comments

Brilliant Mark! Thanks for being a 'GREAT' pastor even though you're not 'perfect' (THANKFULLY!!!)

Good thing it is a joke. Crazy, insane expectations otherwise. There is no such thing as a perfect pastor because we are all imperfect.
However we thank God that he is sanctifying all believers from glory to glory.

Thinking about the early church the apostles focused on prayer and preaching the word. They did not wait on tables but other spirit filled men did. (Acts 6:3-4) The apostles had a good sense of priority.

I think if everyone serves in some capacity then no one will experience burnout. The church advances with force when all believers step out in the strength and empowerment of the Spirit.

Being a Christian is not passive but active, dynamic, being light and salt wherever we are. Amen.

Following Jesus, our example of servant leadership. Amen.

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