Pastors face a lot of pressure to perform. Some of it, admittedly, is self-imposed.
One of the main places this pressure is felt is in the demand to research, write and deliver a great sermon every week.
In fact, several times in the last few months, I’ve read blog posts that have suggested that every Sunday sermon should be like a TED Talk. Wow. Talk about adding a little extra pressure.
Pastors face enough challenges without being expected to deliver the near-equivalent of a Pulitzer-prize-winning talk every week.
In today’s post, I’d like to do two things for my fellow pastors that may seem impossible to accomplish simultaneously.
Relieve some of the performance pressure and challenge us all toward something better.