Saturday, April 20, 2013

Question received> How do a pastor and his associate need to get along?

 How can you maintain the relationship between the senior pastors and their assistant pastor?

Profile: Male 18-30 Africa

First understand the head of the church is Christ.
Ephesians 4:15 (NKJV)
15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—

An associate pastor and senior pastor should support one another.
Support the each other’s character and help him live up to it.
1 Timothy 3:1–13 (NKJV)
3 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3 not given to wine, ...

Enjoy being men together and help each other grow.
Proverbs 27:17
17 As iron sharpens iron,
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Older men respect the younger.
Younger men respect the position of the elder man in charge

Titus 2
1 But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: 2 that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; 3 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— 4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
6 Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, 7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, 8 sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.

Love and enjoy each other.  You are supposed to be on the same side-Christ’s.
Philippians 2:2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

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