6. Pastors are annoyed by time wasters.
I’m on a mission. I have a keen sense that time is short and moves faster than I can fathom. I don’t want to waste precious Kingdom time debating issues that simply don’t matter.
7. Pastors are annoyed by half-heartedness.
Perhaps I got this one from Jesus. He called it being lukewarm. I sense it when the Spirit of God is obviously active in the room, but so many look at me as if it’s a typical Sunday.
I realize that sometimes this is cultural or worship-style preference. I’m OK when it’s that. It is frustrating when it’s a matter of immaturity of heart, especially when someone has been in the church for many years, but hasn’t grown deeper and more passionately in love with Christ.
Some days, I wish we were a ballgame. With bleachers. And a favorite team. Then they’d get excited.
So, that’s my honest list.
Pastor, share yours?
And you don’t have to be a pastor to share. What frustrates you most in the church?