The first time we met you said, “This is my philosophy of ministry: I wander around. I wander around the Bible. I wander around with the people of my church. And I wander around with unbelievers. I wander around. That’s what I do.” Of course, this is so profoundly counter-cultural when compared to the dominant CEO paradigm that characterizes so much contemporary ministry.
I so resonate with this. Pastors are not called to be CEO’s, they are not called to be administrators, they are not called to be managers. They are called to ‘wander.’ Because its within the context of wandering, that they know their people, they know the community in which they live and they know their Bibles and in doing so, they also know God and make him known.