16 Often Unknown Roles of a Pastor

ChurchLeaders | 5/21/2019 | Staff
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What is it you have to do when you’re not preaching?

Must be nice to only work one day a week.

Afternoon - Sunday

I’d like to come see you this afternoon. Since it’s not Sunday I’m assuming you’re free.

Believe it or not, I’ve heard all of those. Most are simple misunderstandings. Sometimes people are just trying to be funny.

Funny - Jokes - Someone

I must admit. It’s not always funny—not laugh out loud funny at least, because the jokes have grown stale by now. They are still new to someone, I suppose.

But, especially when it’s said as an indictment that pastors have it “easy” it can even hurt. That’s probably true even more for my pastor friends in smaller churches where they carry the weight of multiple staff positions.

Pastor

What does a pastor do when not preaching?

That is a valid question. This is not meant to seem as a complaining post, but an informational post. You only know what you know. I don’t know what the doctor does when not seeing patients, or all the things that a teacher does when not in the classroom. Every job has its own responsibilities that are [not] clearly known until you do the job.

Answer - Pastors - Is—lots - Things - Lots

The answer for pastors is—lots of things. Lots. A day is seldom the same.

The pastor wears many hats. Some of them of which you may not even be aware.

Roles - Pastor

Here are 16 often unknown roles of a pastor:

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