A Prayer for Pastors

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Lord, keep me from pastors;

who want their ministries to be about themselves,
who focus on numerical growth at the expense of spiritual growth,
who consult from ego not experience,
who let other pastors do their thinking (and believing) for them,
who equate leadership with attending conferences instead of…leading,
who stay at churches with the shelf-life of a loaf of bread,
who post on their blog about the hang-ups and hiccups of other pastors while leaving the impression they have it all figured out.

…uh, let me rephrase this prayer…

O Lord, keep me from myself.

Yancey Arrington
Dr. Yancey C. Arrington is an eighth generation Texan, Acts 29 Network and Houston Church Planting Network fan, and Teaching Pastor at Clear Creek Community Church in the Bay Area of Houston. He is also author of Preaching That Moves People and TAP: Defeating the Sins That Defeat You, and periodically writes for Acts 29 and The Gospel Coalition.

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