Friday, October 18, 2013
Shepherds Should Be All Over the Place
At a large church missions conference the pastors, elders, leaders and many staff of the church were on the whole nowhere to be seen. The nonparticipation (and non-presence) was VERY discouraging to the many volunteers who worked extremely hard and for many hours towards the success of the conference. Pastor/Shepherds are to care for ALL the sheep and be everywhere; in the front leading, in the mud rescuing, and in the back encouraging. Elders, leaders and pastors cannot be everywhere but should differently be at ALL major events such as weddings, anniversaries, memorials and yearly mission conference. Yes, it might be boring and is not your thing, but it goes with the responsibilities of a shepherd.