Protestant pastors face these statistics:
Pray regularly for your pastor.
– 50% of them will not be pastoring in 5 years.
– 70% constantly fight depression.
– 70% do not have a close friend.
– 80% believe ministry hurts their family.
-100% are attacked by Satan.
Pray and pray a lot.
— Brian Croft (@PastorCroft) October 10, 2018
We mimic so much Protestant behavior. Let us restore the multiplicity of gifts and functions in the body of Christ. Let us reject the language and customs of Protestantism. Since when the did word “minister” refer to a full-time paid servant — but that’s how we use it. We mask our pastor-system with different language, but it’s present nonetheless. Everybody says preachers work “for” a certain congregation, and they do, because they are employees, not engaging in the service of God. This may not be true in every place, but it is in enough congregations to make it a problem. And our schools reinforce it. Do you see it?