The experienced among them will know that is a literal truth, not a criticism. The classic church, led by one Minister/couple simply will not be able to give everyone the same time when a church starts to reach into the many hundreds. The Senior Ministers role becomes to deal with the complex issues, and give time to groups of leaders, training and vision development.
So here’s how we face that at Revive Church:
Once you become a member at Revive Church, by attending a WELCOME LUNCH, you are allocated your own Pastor. We have over 20 incredible mature people who look after all our members. These people literally have the biblical Ephesians 4:11 gift of being “Pastors”.
Your Pastors are here to help you if you have a need, are in hospital, are getting bored, backslidden or stale in your Christian walk (They’ll recommend what steps to take next). If you need godly advice, or don’t know where to turn – turn to them!
Get to know your Pastors. Ask their advice – they are all proven, godly, spiritual people – who could each lead a church in their own right, but choose to work together in the Revive Church family.
This is all based on Exodus 18:17+ where Moses is advised that he’s exhausting himself and not really helping the people, by trying to be everybody’s Pastor! So they set up a system where good godly people, care for groups of people. The result was “He made his load lighter” (vs22) and “everyone went home satisfied”. The shared load, was the godly way to lead.
Thank God for such an incredible team of people among us who give us all Pastoral support!