I read on a blog somewhere that a youth pastor said the church is essential to their faith. That’s likely true, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. As I thought, my mind kept landing on my faith and its relationship to the church.
As a pastor, it’s easy for me to count on my own skills and leadership. I can learn to program for events and run a small group. But those don’t allow space for God’s work. Those are things I can easily do without God.
If I want real growth in the people I minister to, I have to let my faith be essential to the church. I have to depend on Jesus to do the work that I can’t. My faith as a church leaders is essential to the church. I simply must practice my faith in caring for the lives of people.