I have a friend who preaches in a small congregation that doesn’t have any elders or deacons. A few Sunday’s ago, as everyone was leaving the building, one of the men of the church told him, “You needed to be spending more time out in the community and less time sitting in the office during the week.” Then, not 5 minutes later another person caught him on his way out and said, “Can I make a suggestion? You need to be spending less time out in the community and more time in the office during the week.” Needless to say my preacher friend left there that day very frustrated.
It’s an age old question ministers have always battled. So what do you think?
- Would you like to see your minister spending more time during the week out in the community? Or, does your minister need to be spending more time in the office studying, etc?
- And, what advise would you give my frustrated friend?