Are You Pastoring Your Pastor?
Some of the least pastored people in the world are pastors.
These men work long, unpredictable hours, addressing every physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual issue under the sun, sacrificing their schedule, comfort, and a thousand other things, all without being relieved of their own personal, individual needs.
Our most prominent, visible members of the body can easily get left out of the regular rhythm of one-anothering (Romans 12:10; Galatians 5:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:11). They’re racing from one crisis to another, filling the gaps with counseling and training, striving to maintain a healthy and happy home. Too often there simply are not time and resources to set aside ministry even for a brief time to be encouraged, fed, and equipped themselves.
The Spiritual Needs of Pastors — And Everyone Else
But all of us are needy — desperately needy. None of us has reason to rest on our spiritual track record…