February 7, 2018
Hey Fletch … I’m a hurtin’ puppy in Oklahoma right now. Got my tail between my legs. A fellow pastor on staff came into my office and said, “You are not a Pastor. Pastors should do this and that, and you don’t do those things.” I know I should be tough and let it roll off, but it came from a guy on staff.
DRF—That’s a bummer on steroids. Part of the fall of humanity is that we see things through our own rose colored glasses. We want others to be just like us. What a boring world it would be if everyone was just like everyone else. There are three key words in the New Testament for church leaders: shepherd, overseer and elder. Your role has more of the overseer and elder, and his has a lot more shepherding. The New Testament doesn’t say one is better than the other, just different. Hang in there and let him see that you do function in all three roles, even if the majority of your work is as an overseer and elder. Spend some time with him. Serve him and see if perhaps he was speaking out of some personal pain.