Which one are you or can you place your leader to fit in?
I have come to discover 12 kinds of Pastors that are visible in the churches of today. *Though not all,* but these twelve represent majority of Pastors leading Churches today. I hope you can find *who you are* among these twelve descriptions.
*1. BUSINESSMEN PASTORS* (1 Timothy 6:35; Isaiah 56:10,11; 2:14).
*2. FUNKY PASTOR* (2 Timothy 4:3, 4; Jeremiah 6:13)
*3. VOCATIONAL PASTORS* (Ezekiel 34:2, 3)
*4. YESTERDAY’S PASTORS*
*5. POLITICAL PASTORS* (Jeremiah 10:21; Jeremiah 23:11; Micah 3:11)
*6. OCCULTIST PASTORS* (Revelation 2:20,24: Revelation 3:9)
*7. SHALLOW PASTORS* (Zephaniah 3:4)
*8. MINISTRY PASTORS*
*9. SICK PASTORS* (Revelation 3:14-19)
*10. WOUNDED PASTORS*
*11. TECHNOLOGY PASTORS*
*12. GROWING PASTORS*
*Description:* Very few, but these are Pastors after God’s heart. They are called and commissioned by the Lord. They pursue a god-given vision.They display high integrity, character, godliness and a heart for things of eternal value. They are not perfect, but growing everyday. They are balanced, learning, open to change and full of the Holy Spirit.
*Basic Motive:* They desire to make impact for God. They want to see lives, families, nations and cities transformed for the Lord. They have no personal empire to build; rather they want to extend the frontiers of God’s kingdom throughout the whole world. They see ministry as opportunity to serve, help and empower others. They de-emphasize money, gain and pleasure.
*Strengths:* They invest in people; sharpen their leadership skills; maintain good relational skills; work over their weaknesses, build godly character; empower, equip and enable others to rise up to their highest potentials. They are not threatened by the gift of others. They speak the truth with grace and seek to disciple everyone for the Lord. They ensure that the Church is built on the truth, undiluted and balanced Word of God. They Pastor growing Churches where the people are genuine Christians that continually grow in the things of the Lord. They raise leaders and equip them to carry on the work of God.
*Results:* Good, great and growing Churches that will go on to affect things positively for God.
From these descriptions of twelve kinds of pastors, you can see that *only one* can really lead the Church to true and sustainable growth. This is the reason why majority of our Churches are sick, stagnant, crisis–ridden and are dying today because they are being pastored by the wrong kind of pastors.
*Where are you? You can repent and change today to be a growing Pastor in all ramifications so as to lead the Church into the future.
May we not labour in vain. In Jesus Name….
*HOPE YOU WILL CHANGE*
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