“APPOINTED BY GOD”
“1Obey the rulers who have authority over you. Only God can give authority to anyone, and he puts these rulers in their places of power.” CEV
One of the most vital roles that men can play in their local church is to pro-actively support their leadership, and in particular, their pastor. When Promise Keepers was initially formed back in the 1990’s they focused on seven important things that men can do to make a positive impact on their spiritual life. Accordingly PK came up with Seven Promises as the backbone of their philosophy. Here is what they said about the church:
“A Promise Keeper is committed to supporting the mission of his church by honoring and praying for his pastor, and by actively giving his time and resources.”
If you want to impact your church in a product way then become a man who prays for your pastor(s) and have a heart to serve. In other words, do not take the approach that your pastor is there to serve you, but take the initiative to become the servant of your pastor!
Demonstrate your love for the church by uplifting your leadership. After all, they are there at the pleasure of our Lord according to scripture. That does not mean that they are in any way perfect, or infallible.
Rev. Mark Lubbock