A local pastor introduced himself to me and asked about “my” church.
I shared how we don’t follow the traditional model of a sole-proprietor “pastor” who preaches and runs the “service” every Sunday.
Rather, my role is to be an elder who – with others – unassumingly insures a safe environment so everyone feels free to minister one to another, each according to their own gifts as prompted by the Holy Spirit …
Just like it says in the New Testament.
He thought for a while, then said he guessed that was OK – after all, “God spoke once through a jackass.”
Seriously, he said that!