I’m an ordinary pastor. Believe it or not much less than 100 people call me “pastor” because they see me every Sunday – though I’m grateful that others I see less often still call me pastor. I’ve never written a book, though I am trying to do so. I’ve never spoken in a conference, though I’m open to invites. I sit around pastors with much much larger churches and feel completely inadequate to even be in the same room.
I’m friends with a not so ordinary pastor. He pastor’s one of the larger churches in the city just twenty-five miles north of me. I love to sit down to coffee with him because he doesn’t treat me like I’m less important. We dialogue. We share the types of conversations that every pastor knows about and he claims he appreciates me as much as I appreciate Him.
But still, I was greatly encouraged when I came across this phenomenal post by the gospel coalition which forms the beginning of a project honoring the ordinary pastors. By name when possible.
There is much more at the site, but here’s the part that made a lump form in my throat today.