What people value in a pastor

11065 (1)Many are the expectations placed on pastors in our world. But what do church members actually value? Karl Vater (in a Sermon Central article titled, “Church Members Don’t Want a Hero, They Want a Pastor”) gives this list of what members value most in a pastor:

  • Loves the congregation
  • Effective preaching
  • Strong character
  • Good work ethic
  • Casts a vision
  • Demonstrates healthy leadership
  • Joyous
  • Does not yield to critics
  • Transparent
  • Models evangelism

To read the article, go to http://www.sermoncentral.com/pastors-preaching-articles/karl-vaters-church-members-dont-want-a-hero-they-want-a-pastor-2466.asp. For additional resources for small churches from Karl Vater, go to NewSmallChurch.com.