What Do Pastors Do All Week? Part 2

What Do Pastors Do All Week?
Part 2
“This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order.” –Titus 1:5

 Last week I began answering the question, “What do pastors do all week?” by looking at Paul’s command to the young pastor Timothy. Paul tells Timothy to devote himself to the public reading and teaching of Scripture. This is the first and most important duty of the pastor, and it certainly takes up a large majority of any pastor’s time.

That being said, preaching and teaching are certainly not the only things pastors do in the course of a week. Paul makes this clear when he writes to another young pastor named Titus. He instructs this young pastor to put things in the church in Crete “in order.” While we can’t say exactly what things Paul meant, we can be sure that things like finances, volunteers, and church leadership were included.

In that regard, not much has changed in the 2000 years or so since Paul wrote to Titus. Pastors today still spend a large amount of time on administration – setting things “in order.” I spend time every week preparing bulletins, planning for worship, checking in on the state of church finances, meeting with staff, and working with our elders to make sure things at the church are running as smoothly as possible.

As a leadership team, the elders and I do our best to do everything “decently and in order” as Paul puts it in 1 Corinthians 14:40. Though we don’t always pull it off perfectly, our goal is to remove any unnecessary obstacles to your worship and your walk with the Lord – and disorder ranks high on that list of obstacles. I’ll continue this series next week with part 3! If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you.

Your Pastor and Friend,
John Knox Foster

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