Lawrence Wilson says that there are only “Two Questions Any Pastor Should Be Asking Right Now.”
The first question is one about the Christian character of the pastor, him or herself.
How do I get people to imitate Jesus in daily life as opposed to giving intellectual assent to Christian ideas without exhibiting life transformation?
There needs to be transformation. And it needs to start with the individual who is pastor.
And the second question is about how we witness in the world:
How do we transform the public perception of Christians as judgmental, anti-intellectual, and mean-spirited to welcoming, hopeful, and helpful, which is how the ordinary folk of Jesus’ day perceived him?
The answer to both questions is by being more like Jesus. It’s a matter of discipleship for the person pastoring.