Wednesday, June 18, 2008

He Gets It, He Really Gets It

I hear people using the word "missional" as if it is a style of ministry or a new technique of church growth.

Very few have any idea what the concept is. But here's a guy who gets it. And he's not even a pastor.

It's real easy to love The People. It's much more difficult, much more challenging, much more exhausting, much more a test of the heart to love actual people: The people who work for you. The people in your home. The people who slip you a heart-rending note when you're getting ready to impress The People.

Ministry is loving people you didn't handpick.

So here's to those with pastoral hearts, who love each inconvenient human around them -- each person who offers nothing but a mess. Blessed are those pastors, for theirs is not an ego trip.

May his tribe increase!

Pastor Rod

"Helping You Become the Person God Created You to Be"


Rick said...

Hey, I just happened upon this site as I was looking for my own!

I agree totally with your comments about "THE people". Sometimes (usually?) it's easier to love from a distance or have compassion on the unknown. The home ministry can be the hardest one to crack.

Pastor Rod said...


Welcome to Kingdom Come and welcome to the world of blogging.

May God bless your ministry.