The perfect pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes.
She condemns sin roundly but never hurts anyone’s feelings.
He works from 8am until midnight and is also the church janitor.
The perfect pastor makes $40 a week, wears good clothes, drives a good car, buys good books, and donates $30 a week to the church.
She is 29 years old and has 40 years experience.
Above all, he is handsome.
The perfect pastor has a burning desire to work with teenagers, and she spends most of her time with the senior citizens.
He smiles all the time with a straight face because he has a sense of humor that keeps him seriously dedicated to his church.
She makes 15 home visits a day and is always in her office to be handy when needed.
The perfect pastor always has time for church council and all of its committees.
He never misses the meeting of any church organization and is always busy evangelizing the unchurched.
The perfect pastor is always in the next church over!
If your pastor does not measure up, simply send this notice to six other churches that are tired of their pastor, too.
Then bundle up your pastor and send him to the church at the top of the list.
If everyone cooperates, in one week you will receive 1,643 pastors.
One of them should be perfect.
(Have faith in this letter. One church broke the chain and got its old pastor back in less than three months!)
- Defining Pastoral Perfection! (barefootpreachr.org)
- Prayer for Pastors (barefootpreachr.org)
- The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene Peterson (kcougs.wordpress.com)