10 Facts About Mean Pastors

Facts about mean pastors

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In today’s article, I’ll be sharing 10 reasons why some pastors are so mean to their congregation, so grapes your coffee and follow up with me.

Before we dive into the main theme of today, “10 Facts About Mean Pastors” I’ll love to bring to our notice the biblical definition of a pastor:

The biblical definition of pastor

A pastor (abbreviated as “Pr” or “Ptr” {singular}, or “Ps” {plural}) is the leader of a Christian congregation who also gives advice and counsel to people from the community or congregation. In Lutheranism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and Anglicanism, pastors are always ordained. In Methodism, pastors may be either licensed or ordained.

Pastors are to act like shepherds by caring for the flock, and this care includes teaching. The New Testament typically uses the words “bishops” (Acts 20:28) and “presbyter” (1 Peter 5:1) to indicate the ordained leadership in early Christianity. Likewise, Peter instructs these particular servants to “act like shepherds” as they “oversee” the flock of God (1 Pet. 5:2).

The words “bishop” and “presbyter” were sometimes used in an interchangeable way, such as in Titus 1:5-6. However, there is an ongoing dispute between branches of Christianity over whether there are two ordained classes (presbyters and deacons) or three (bishops, priests, and deacons). The first view is affirmed by the Presbyterian Church. On the other hand, Christians of the Roman Catholic, Persian, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Moravian, Scandinavian Lutheran, Anglican, and Old Catholic, traditions maintain the latter view and affirm the doctrine of apostolic succession.

These terms describe a leader (i.e., bishop), one who maintains a careful watch for the spiritual needs of all the members of the flock (i.e., a pastor). The person must meet scriptural qualifications (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9). For some Protestants, whether called an elder, bishop, or pastor, these terms describe the same service in the church. In the early Church, only a man could be a presbyter, but many Protestant denominations in the 19th and 20th centuries have changed to allow women to be pastors. Whether man or woman, this person is to be older and experienced in the faith (i.e., an elder), a person who is a decision-maker, and a manager of church affairs.

The actual word pastor is derived from a Latin word meaning shepherd. When used as an ecclesiastical styling or title, the term may be abbreviated to “Pr” or “Ptr” (both singular), or “Ps” (plural).

10 Facts About Mean Pastors

Note, please, I’m not trying to judges any pastor here, but truth be told, if some pastors, can adjust from their meanness

Here are a few reasons behind their meanness

  1. Some pastor’s do not believe in God. That’s a difficult thing to write, yet I’ve known pastors who came to know Christ after they began ministering. The pastor’s heart is then softened by His Spirit.
  2. Some pastor’s don’t spend enough time with God. Pastors frequently admit to devoting insufficient time to Bible study and prayer. They do such things when preparing sermons, but other individuals struggle to maintain constant spiritual disciplines—and they aren’t under the Word of God, which transforms people.
  3. Some pastor’s are facing difficulties at home. Those issues could also be linked to the pastor’s demeanor. But what occurs is that he lets his problems affect how he handles individuals in the church.
  4. Some pastor’s have been savagely chastised. While some of the criticism was warranted, too much of it can leave people cynical and frustrated. It’s exhausting, and it’s difficult not to retaliate in some way.
  5. Some pastor’s are grappling with personal sin. Continual conviction and defeat take their toll, and the pastor’s load has an impact on his relationships with others. He frequently does not listen and responds abruptly.
  6. Some pastor’s struggle with rage issues. They may have grown up in an angry home, but they have yet to overcome that problem. When pastors let anger rule their lives (see “10 Reasons Anger is Often a Problem for Pastors”), they become cruel.
  7. Some pastor’s have lately been injured. They don’t hold grudges and forgive fast, but a recent event has caused them some internal difficulty. That turbulence might manifest itself in nastiness at times.
  8. Some pastor’s pay no attention to anyone. They don’t have a friend or mentor who can speak into their lives, in other words. Nobody has permission to help these pastors realize their apparent meanness toward others, so they go alone.
  9. Some pastor’s are just unaware that they are perceived as cruel by others. They aren’t self-aware, and they can’t conceive how others could perceive them. They are unaware that their facial expressions can appear hostile at times, and their words can come across as cruel.
  10. Some pastor’s aren’t actually meant to do this task. They may perceive that reality is more irritating than edifying, and that their daily labor is more frustrating than edifying; as a result, they allow their inner tensions to manifest as meanness.

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