The Transparent Pastor

In order to be an effective Christian or church leader, you have to be transparent.

In order to be transparent, you have to be genuinely passionate about following Christ.

That is where it becomes difficult. Once we let one sin into our lives that we don't want others to know about in our life, we begin to live a life of secrecy. That secrecy soon spreads throughout our life. And soon we lose our effectiveness because we lose our transparency.

The solution is to strive to be holy. When we sin, we need to be genuinely repentant about and share it. If it is a sin that would make us lose our position of ministry, then losing our position of ministry is what we deserve. We need to be to geniunely passionate about following Christ. If we are, then it will be easy for us to be transparent.

"The saying is sure: whoever aspires to the office of bishop F8 desires a noble task. Now a bishop must be above reproach" 1 Timothy 3:1-2.

Watch out for the potholes.