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We love our pastors, right? But sometimes they can be hard to work with. You want this completely redesigned by when? We’ve all been there.
There are different types of pastors who can drive you different types of crazy. We’ve profiled (stereotyped? yeah, a bit) six different kinds of pastors and have some suggestions for how you can work with them best.
God - Reason - Leader - Church—your - Pastor
Let’s be clear that God has put you where you are for a reason. He’s called you to serve the leader of your church—your pastor! So unless you are the lead pastor, this isn’t about your vision but rather the vision of the leader God has placed over you. Your job is to find the best way to serve. We can help.
We’ve profiled six different types of pastors that can be challenging to work for, along with tips on how to make that working relationship work:
Pastor - Decision - Organization - Direction - Pastor
Your pastor has to be in on every decision. It slows down the entire organization and if you dare move in any direction without your pastor’s direction, your career is in peril. Even though you are on a staff of talented experts, the pastor has to back-seat drive everything everyone does. People are frustrated because the pastor comes across as a know-it-all when, in reality, it seems like the pastor doesn’t know much at all. They have a type-A, driven personality that leaves a wake of dead bodies. This pastor has a ton of energy and no one can keep up.
The opposite extreme of the control freak is the pastor who can’t make a single decision. They come across as weak and they mostly react to things that happen in the church rather than push God’s mission for your church forward. When a decision has to be made, they need to get everyone’s consensus and,...
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