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Does your church reflect the pastors personality?

 
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Post Does your church reflect the pastors personality? roughridercog
Or the character of Christ?

Thought this might make interesting discussion.
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I’m not sure I know the answer to this. And that concerns me. A lot.
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FLRon wrote:
I’m not sure I know the answer to this. And that concerns me. A lot.


I was just musing the other day how many churches I've seen have numerical growth because of the charisma of the pastor and when he left, the growth disappeared.
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roughridercog wrote:
FLRon wrote:
I’m not sure I know the answer to this. And that concerns me. A lot.


I was just musing the other day how many churches I've seen have numerical growth because of the charisma of the pastor and when he left, the growth disappeared.


I don't think it is a secret that MANY larger churches are built around the personality of the pastor. It takes a wise person (AB?) to chose the person following such a pastor.

Some pastors have no personality, some do have charisma (?) or a personality with so much love for a flock, that you seem to WANT to be part of the flock.

I don't think it is intentional in a pastor's part that his church reflects him, but it is a pity when he feels led to move on that the pastor following has such a tough job filling his shoes.

However it seems that normally the large churches with the magnetic pastor only has a problem at the pastor's retirement because he has been there at times 20-30 years. Basically it is his church.
The problem is when the Charismatic pastor puts the church in debt so far they drown at his leaving or retirement....
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Post Is it more common among our smaller churches... roughridercog
Than our larger ones?
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Post Re: Is it more common among our smaller churches... Cojak
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Than our larger ones?


I am not sure, maybe it is more obvious in the large churches because it stands out more..??.. Confused
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Post Well of course. Oh wait... doyle
After a period of years, churches can indeed begin to reflect the personality of the Pastor. BUT WAIT...

How unfair is that? You done gone and brought Jesus into the equation. That makes the question a little more difficult. Smile

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Post Re: Well of course. Oh wait... FLRon
doyle wrote:
After a period of years, churches can indeed begin to reflect the personality of the Pastor. BUT WAIT...

How unfair is that? You done gone and brought Jesus into the equation. That makes the question a little more difficult. Smile

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I've been in churches that are known as "so and so's church". The names are instantly recognizable because of who the pastor is.
I cannot remember even one church that is instantly recognizable because they exude the character of Christ. Not saying they don't exist, but I am saying they are mighty few and far between.
Many make such claims, but reality is usually very different.
We are attracted to the personality of men, I fear, far more than we are attracted to the character of Christ.
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Post Could you identify a specific church... roughridercog
That reflects the character of Christ?
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