Last night at our church’s men’s ministry meeting (which is just about five guys right now), the topic of helping our pastor came up. I asked what ways we could help him (mind you I am fairly new to this church and don’t know exactly what ways he needs help, plus I wanted to think it out with the other guys). One person answered that we can help him in the church. Ok, that was vague.
Another person said something that I think needs to be addressed more directly. He said, “I honestly don’t know what the pastor does besides come up with a sermon each week.” It wasn’t a callous statement or sarcastic. The guy wanted to know. I have a feeling that the majority of congregations don’t know what their pastor does during the week.
So, I ask you, what does a pastor do during the average week? I can come up with a list myself, but I’m interested in what you have to say.