Tag Archives: Pastors

Repost- Ten things church members want in a pastor

Many of my articles come from the perspective of pastors. That will not change in the future. I am an advocate of pastors and I desire God’s best for them. I have no plans to change my advocacy role.

As a change of pace, however, I recently asked a few hundred laypersons to write down what they desired of a pastor. Their responses were open-ended, and there was no limitation on the number of items they could list. Though my approach was not scientific, these laypersons did represent over sixty churches.

Here are their top ten responses in order of frequency. Since many of them gave one or more sentences as a response, I can provide a representative comment by each of the responses.

The list of ten items is found here.

I’d love to hear if this resonates or if there are other thoughts.

Marble’s Monday Menagerie 12.31.12

It is easy to fall into “Christian-ese” using language only found within subcultures.  It can happen to writers too.  A new blog find.

Ten stupid things ministers should never do.  Hopefully I won’t fall into any of them.

When looking back on my life as a pastor, again like the above link, I hope that I never have any of these regrets.

A top ten list of theological stories from Trevin Wax.  He is one to bookmark for daily reading.

I guess you don’t mess with Chick-fil-A on moral issues.  They end breaking records.

For you photo lovers, a nature collection from 2012 from “The Big Picture.”

For all you soccer officianados, a collection of every goal Messi scored in 2012.  A world record too.

Marble’s Monday Menagerie 04.04.12

My seminary friend writes blogs of a more erudite nature.  This one is on the Biblical veracity of church membership.

For all you math geeks and lovers who find Fibonacci sequence proof of the existence of an intelligent creator God.

I will walk or take the train while in Poland.

There is nothing worse than talking to people who don’t know how to talk to people.

Even Richard Dawkins has to reconcile the fact the universe is something rather than nothing.

Pastors, be available for your church.

I wonder if the Iranian regime will listen.

Chase Kingdom things.