There is a characteristic that is common in a lot of people that, without fail, tells me that they don’t have their minds around what it means to serve Jesus. It’s true both for volunteers and for pastors. We are all imperfect people who need to mature and grow into better versions of ourselves, but this specific trait is probably the single most difficult thing to overcome:
The unwillingness to work wherever you are needed
When I first began at Awestruck I learned something that a lot of people probably didnt (and still don’t) know – Josh, the pastor, was cleaning the church and taking out the trash every single week. Each Sunday people showed up to a spotless building and they had no idea how it got that way. Thankfully we have a great team of people who handle that job now, but it had to be done back then too and there wasn’t anyone else doing it…
So Josh did. Because that’s what pastors do. Because that’s what volunteers do.
Volunteers (servants in the church) actively look for ways to make everything better for everyone.
Ask yourself, “Is that true of me? Am I there for me…or for everyone else?