We’re the Executives Of Our Life
Part 3 – How Many Pastors Can You Have?
In our family plan, Pamela and I take the time to document every detail which possibly impacts our lives. In this post we discuss our pastors, another name for our church leaders, and what they mean and how they influence our lives. Yes, that was pastors, plural. We have pastors not because Pamela attends one church and I attend another. We have pastors because we believe that God gives us these gifts and not just one but many. It’s my belief that a pastor has certain gifts that only he/she has that’s unique to them as an individual. We have 4 that have and continue to add value to our lives in various ways. We’ve found that pastors can also be like presidents, they serve their terms for your life and you need someone else to take you the rest of the way.
In this post, we want to give you some ideas when it comes to outlining what you believe and a strategy for your family regarding the execution of the religious parts of your lives.
These religious leaders influence our spiritual growth and development as it relates to the executive administration of our home, our business. We make sure we hear from these gifted men with regularity. In fact, more times than not, we hear messages several times a week. Let me explain in just a little more detail.
As we talk about each, know that there is no particular ranking of our pastors. However, each are unique and add a different flavor to the sum of our lives.
Let’s start with George M. Matthews II. We often referred to him as our “foundational leader”. We credit him for bringing the Bible to life for us and providing the primary foundation for our spiritual lives.
If this next pastor was closer, I’d be a member of his church for sure. Craig Groeschel is my all purpose pastor. His uncommon approach speaks to my life’s purpose. He doesn’t let ordinary, average, normal get in the way of how church is done. He will do anything short of sinning to win people to Christ.
We believe every person needs a local church. Hear what I am saying, not what I’m not saying. Everyone needs a local church, but not just any church will do. You see not to get too deep, if you want deep visit my nolongercommon.com blog site, the fellowship of Christ is diverse. One church does not fit all. Our local church is Church of the Highlands where Chris Hodges serves as church leader. This is where we physically attend services. He brings the seriousness of church back to me that I held dear when growing up. Pastor Chris reminds us of the importance of church and that we are indeed the church.
I’ve been following this one guy for many years. I admire how he makes God attractive. He paints God in the appropriate light, good. Joel Osteen makes me proud to be a member of any church. A few years ago, Pamela noticed how excited I get when we hear Joel Osteen deliver God’s Word. Joel shares God’s goodness and reminds us that He wants nothing but good things for us. With such positive teaching we decided that we should add him to our list of pastors-church leaders. Needless to say, we did and have never looked back.
The purpose of this blog post is not to convince you to follow our pastor(s) or persuade you to attend their churches, but rather to remind you that we all need someone to help guide us on our journey called life. Take the examples we’ve given and use them to make your own.
It’s time you define not just the leaders in your life, but the religious leaders for your life, your home, your business. Leave me a comment, ask me a question or share your ideas on this topic. Let me hear from you.