Friday, February 12, 2010
I get tickled when I see young preacher boys calling themselves "Senior Pastor". Did I say tickled? I meant bothered.
Why do preachers instist on being called anything other than "Mister"?
"Reverend Wills" or "Pastor Greg"
Are they in it for the title?
I realize that some people have problems with calling their pastor "Rick" (especially if their name is Bill, but I digress), so my suggestion is: if you have to give your pastor a title, call them "Brother".
Brother is the great equalizer. Brother puts your pastor on the same spiritual level as you.
Your pastor may have a doctorate (earned, honorary, or bought over the internet). So what?
Are we not fellow laborers in God's harvest?
By a differentiation of titles, we subconsciously begin to think that the pastor is more important than us to God or to God's work.
We are a royal priesthood of BELIEVERS. Each of us are saved by grace. God didn't give you a title, He gave you salvation.
Preacher-boys, get rid of your high faulting self-puffing titles. Senior pastor? Yeah, right.