Monday Memories: Hiring a Pastor

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A church must deal quickly with finding a preacher

They prefer much more than just a Bible teacher

 

Another applicant’s letter is presented, read to all

Perhaps this candidate will impress and not fall

 

His submitted application offers many qualifications

If there is any anguish, his will meet disqualification

 

I have been a successful pastor in several places

My writing has proven beneficial in several cases

 

My ability to organize new churches has been strong

As for my leadership traits, few if any are ever wrong

 

My age is adding a few years to this hard life

But my experiences bring me no fear or strife

 

I have never pastored anywhere for longer than three years

At times, my preaching has disrupted and created much fear

 

I am not ashamed to say that I’ve been in jail a few times

None of this has been caused by any wrongdoing of mine

 

While my health is declining, I shall continue to push on

Feeling it essential, enduring to teach as Christ’s liaison

 

In some communities, other religious leaders haven’t liked me

Several have even threatened and attacked for what they see

 

My recordkeeping skills are poor at best

I am forgetful about baptisms and the rest

 

Hopefully, you will put your concerns aside

I, Apostle Paul, faithful in God, shall abide

 

This poem was originally written in December, 2018, and it has been updated in style.  Years ago, I found a letter with details about this situation.  Anyone can search the Internet for this letter as well as sermons that are based upon Apostle Paul being a pastoral candidate at a church.  

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

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Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving subordinates credit for everything that goes well.

We the people, elect leaders not to rule but to serve.

Dwight D. Eisenhower served America as its 34th President.  During World War II, he was chosen to lead as the Supreme Allied Commander.

American Presidents Quotes

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Andrew Johnson

I feel incompetent to perform duties . . . which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.

Ulysses S. Grant

It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.

 

Both of these American Presidents faced challenging times during their tenure in office.  As the above words state, each man felt unprepared for his journey in leading America.

John Maxwell Quote

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Great leaders understand that the right attitude will set the right atmosphere, which enables the right response from others.

From Isaiah 32:8:  “But those who are noble plan noble things, and by noble things they stand.”

John Maxwell Quote

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Great leaders understand that the right attitude will set the right atmosphere, which enables the right response from others.

From Daniel 12:3:  Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”

Hiring a Pastor

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A church must deal with finding a pastor quickly

Unfortunately, their preferences are a bit picky

Another applicant’s letter is presented to all

Perhaps this candidate will impress and not fall

His submitted application lists many qualifications

If there is any anguish, his will meet disqualification

I have been a successful pastor in many places

My writing has proven beneficial in several cases

My ability to organize new churches has been strong

As for my leadership traits, few if any are ever wrong

My age is adding a few years to my hard life

But my experiences bring me no fear or strife

I have never preached anywhere for longer than three years

Sometimes my preaching has disrupted and created much fear

I am not ashamed to say that I’ve been in jail a few times

None of this has been caused by any wrongdoing of mine

While my health is declining, I continue to push on

I feel a need to continue preaching about God’s song

In some communities, other religious leaders haven’t liked me

Some have even threatened and attacked for what they see

My recordkeeping skills are very poor at best

I am forgetful about baptisms and the rest

Hopefully, you will put your concerns aside

I, Apostle Paul, will in God always abide

I found a letter with details about this situation many years ago.  Anyone can search the Internet for this letter as well as sermons that are based upon Apostle Paul being a pastoral candidate at a church.  For an example, go to Paul.