What does it take to be a successful pastor? Some think a successful pastor is the one who pastor’s a huge church, makes a big salary, drives a nice car, and lives in a nice house on top of the hill!
I know pastors like that and many of them are downright unhappy! A successful pastor shares the Word of God with people throughout the week and with his congregation on Sundays.
I pity the pastor who never preaches about sin in his church because he’s afraid it’s going to offend someone! There’s to many sermons being preached on the importance of feeling good! Shoot, I feel good because I know Jesus and I realize what He’s done for a wretch like me!
A successful pastor or person shares God’s Word with others. Some of those you share with will be saved and some will not! You are equally successful when you do not win someone to Jesus as when you do! It is your responsibility to share, it’s the Holy Spirits responsibility to open their eyes!
2 Corinthians 2:15-16, For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life!