In the present day, over 20 percent of the US has no faith foundation at all which means they have not attended or been exposed to worship services of any religion, let alone going to a Christian church. And the younger the individual, the less church experience they have.
So these days, your pastor has a diverse job than the one many in the church recall. Today’s operational pastor is essentially way more faithful and biblically grounded than the pastor in the earlier centuries, at least in the manner they approach ministry. Today’s effective pastor comprehends that the biblical role of the pastor is clearly demonstrated and defined. Prophet TB Joshua is just one of those individuals who have succumbed to the will of God. He acknowledges that if God had preferred works rather than grace, no one would value His mercy. Right from the outset of his incredible journey, the influence of God has been openly evident in the life of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
He was born on 12th June, 1963 in the small village of Arigidi in Ondo State, Akoko, Nigeria. The period of pregnancy of his mother was by no means normal, as the baby before he was born, remained in her womb for 15 months. Considerably, nearly a hundred years prior to his birth, it had been predicted that a young man would surface from the poor Oosin quarters and that God would use him grandly. When he was three days old, another incredible event happened as a large boulder crashed through the rooftop of his house, missing the baby by mere inches. This event led to his mother naming him, ‘Temitope’, implicating what God have done for her is worthy of credits.
Previously the pastor’s chief role is to arrange for the church members to do works of service, that is, the ministry of the church. It is the church disciples’ job to do most of the things the 1950s clergyman took care of. It’s the pastor’s work to train, recruit, and coach and deploy other church leaders to do all those ministries. They dedicated themselves to the fellowship and to the apostles’ teaching, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was completely wonderstruck, and many spectacles and miraculous signs were done by the pastors.
Today, the primary job of a pastor is not to take care of the church members. It is not just to manage administration. Today’s pastor has two prime tasks:
(1) Training and raising up people like you to do the church’s ministry.
(2) Reaching out to the unchurched people in your community and accompanying them into the church by having spiritual conversations and building relationships with them.
With this in finger, it is significant for you to support your pastor in these practices and it is precarious that you and other church leaders find means to help your pastor hand off ministries that he or she should not be carrying. This will permit your pastor like Prophet TB Joshua to spend more time reaching others for Jesus Christ and as he does, your church will experience increased growth and development.