Monday, May 21, 2007
Why I like the Title Pastor
Because I don't like self appointed Apostles.
Because Prophets think they're all that.
Because Teachers always know it all.
Because Evangelists can't take a breath to listen.
Okay, those really are not the reasons. Those are just stereotypes I have come up with.
The real reason is that Pastor is the only title among the the list in Ephesians 4:11 which carries an automatic connotation of relationship. It is a title which reminds us to be friends, and caregivers. Of course, we've seem to forgotten that the title is a caring title, but I still like it because it reminds us (if we remember its meaning) that we need to return to friendship in the church.
So, if you have a problem with the fact that every position in a church is a "Pastor" remember that it should be a reminder to get back to the basics of caring for one another.