Thursday, December 20, 2018

Hey Fletch … I’m about to become the XP in our church. I’ve never had a church position before and several people tell me it is like herding cats. Really?

DRF—Popular expressions have a grain of truth in them. The expression “leading staff is like herding cats” is one of the popular ones.

Most pastors pay their own way through seminary or other studies. Most pastors are not compensated at corporate levels. Most pastors have learned how to serve their churches without a great deal of mentoring.

From this background, you can see that most pastors don’t recognize the great need for a “boss,” a “supervisor,” or someone to “tell them what to do.” 

I’m not saying any of this is right. That’s just the way things currently are.