Being called Reverend, Bishop, or Pastor does not mean anything except to be a servant who preaches by example
The first time I met a top church official was in a meeting where I offered my creative services for free. Before I embraced mission work, I was in business who supported missionaries behind the wheels.
Naturally, I was busy, so I asked if the meeting could “start on time.” Instead, I was told to wait aside. The Bishop was still having breakfast, not to be disturbed. It felt like an appointment with a government official.
As we worked along with a project, I said his photo was unnecessary for the materials, but he insisted that others recognize him.
Months later, I headed a ministry with the help of a missionary-pastor. As it turned out, they were using the project I headed to expand their own ministry that had the same goal. They undermined my leadership, and so I parted ways.
They blocked me on social media, called me names, and used me as a bad example in their pulpit. Interestingly, they were friends with the Bishop. I wrote him a formal letter to complain, hoping he will mediate, but I heard nothing.
Today, I realized that titles and positions could get in the way of true servant-leadership—something we all need to heed and be careful with.
titles and positions could get in the way of true servant-leadership.
The higher you climb, the harder you fall
Superstar Pastors in social media
Well-meaning pastors quote “paraphrased Bible verses” with their name and picture on the post. What they say ultimately comes from God which is technically stealing God’s glory.
Are you a servant or a boss?
Do you feel shortchanged when people don’t address you as “Pastor, Reverend, or Sir”? Another Pastor I know did because I called him by his first name. Our title means nothing; a servant attitude is what sets Christian leaders apart.
a servant attitude is what sets Christian leaders apart.