What Every Pastor Needs
By Ron Edmondson @church leaders.com
June 29, 2022
Every pastor needs someone who will hold up their hand when it begins to fall.
Every pastor I know has days when they feels they carry everyone else’s struggles, but there is no one to help with theirs. Of course, we are all to “cast our cares” on God, but God uses people to encourage people. Pastors need that, too.
Pastors need people they can trust to be supportive. Someone who will not talk about them, but with them in love when there is a problem. People who believe in them, pray for them, and follow their lead as they are seeking to follow God’s.
Pastors need to know they have safe places, people to whom they can be real, even on their weakest days, and still be loved. Pastors need true friends; friends who are friends not to be close to the position, but simply to be a friend.