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Even Small Church Pastors Can Act Like Celebrities

1. You can’t turn your phone off at night.

2. You worry about what people say about you, your sermon or your church on Facebook. You also feel the need to comment on everything or want to know how many likes your last status update got.

3. You have to be at every meeting, part of every decision that is made.

4. You don’t take time off from preaching. When you go on vacation, you’re afraid someone may like the guest speaker’s sermon more than yours.

5. When counseling or talking to someone, you do not challenge their sin for fear you will hurt their feelings.

6. You are the bottleneck for all decisions; they must run through your office. By doing this, you say that you are keeping everyone on the same page, but really it is because you don’t trust that the culture and DNA of your church has spread, which says more about your leadership than your followers.

Pastors are needed by their people. God designed it this way and it is a good thing.

God also designed you as a pastor to find your approval and need to be needed in Jesus. You can’t fix everything.

So recognize your limitations, focus your people’s attention on Jesus, and empower others to make decisions and be leaders.  

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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.