Posted: 04 Apr 2008 08:55 pm Post subject: Are Associate or Youth Pastors second course within their calling -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Is not God good? Solutions when we could get angry with those around us and only turn to One who is True and loving. I've had the pleasure of serving as a Senior Pastor and as a Youth Pastor. I have noticed slights and social Faux Pas on the part of the others. What I have derived will there be can be a sense from some Senior Pastors that their calling is somehow much better than those of the Youth or Associate Pastor. We first must recognize that God, who is good, could Be The One who calls us in to a new life-in His Son The Lord Jesus Christ. Our church in East Longmeadow Massachusetts ( http://www.fbcel.org ) includes a maxim that individuals unofficially put in every effort. In the event you claim to identify supplementary resources about lee mcfarland, there are heaps of resources people should pursue. 'All to maturity, some for service.' We are all called to be mature believers in Christ. Some, by Gods' (yes I intended to put a comma on-the right side of the 's' showing plural possessive) grace are named to be ministers. As a minister we're something special to the local church.1 God gave us to the local churches that we serve in. The days that I have been asked, 'Just how do you know you are called'? I have answered, 'You'll be miserable if you do not preach or minister. If you are called by God and you don't pursue his calling you'll be miserable till you submit to God and pursue His will for your work-in His vineyard.' Talking about work, one day, while attending a Pastor's fellowship (I was a Youth Pastor at the time), a Senior Pastor from another church asked my Senior Pastor for help with creating for lunch. Another Pastor yelled throughout the room, 'Hey Bro. Agree. Why not grab your person and help me with your chairs.' My Pastor didn't think any such thing in what the man had said. I desired to scream, Hey Pastor ____. I am God's man, not this man or any man on earth. I work for One. This man happens to signal my paycheck and I'm liable to him... Dig up additional info about partner site by going to our wonderful article directory. Perhaps I was just being a touch too delicate at the time. Until I went to a Pastors fellowship in-a different state, where no body knew me. As I was a bit early and alone, I approached a group of men who were cutting up and laughing. As I approached them, I presented myself as Pastor Stevens from Springfield, MA. They accepted me and introduced themselves as Senior Pastors and all went around. I answered that perhaps they misunderstood me, I clarified that I was an Associate Pastor, when they asked me which church I Pastored. There clearly was an audible quieting of their jesting with me. Fully Booked includes further about the meaning behind this idea. They each consequently stopped and avoided talking with me, even though I interjected on the few points that they made. Clicking sponsors certainly provides suggestions you should give to your mother. I used to be being treated as a 2nd class citizen. In the course of time they all avoided eye contact with me for the remainder of my visit. What about you? As a Senior Pastor perhaps you have looked down your nose at someone who was something other than a Senior Pastor? Or being an Associate, you've been treated like a 2nd class citizen? Or are you that Senior Pastor that recalls what it had been like to be treated that way when you were an Associate At Work. Seriously Pastor John Stevens http://www.churchbigdog.com.