Confession: Your Pastor’s Private Sins

I’m not talking about the person who will email you next week to complain about an illustration. I’m talking about an elder, another pastor, who can look you in the eye and say, “What you said was inappropriate. How you treated your wife is not OK.”

Do you have anyone like that? If not, you are bordering on being untouchable.

Yes, I know. As a pastor you are accountable to God. I get it, I preach it, I believe it.

We are also brothers and sisters in Christ and are to be accountable to each other. That’s in the Bible too.

If you care about your pastor, make sure he has someone in his life who knows his junk, who he can talk to and is being held accountable to.

Here are some questions I work through with my accountability partner:

What is God teaching you right now?

What in your life can we celebrate?

How are you serving your family? (For our time, we have to bring the answer our wife gives to this question.)

How are you pursuing your wife? (For our time, we have to bring the answer our wife gives to this question.)

What can I be praying for you about?

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Joshua Reich
Josh Reich is the lead pastor of Revolution Church in Tucson, AZ, the author of Breathing Room: Stressing Less & Living More & is passionate about helping people not settle in life and miss all that God has for them.

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