The Perfect Pastor (7/30/13)
Ran into an old friend yesterday and they were telling me they were on a pulpit committee and were
looking for the Perfect Pastor for their church..so I gave them some advice I read years ago....
1.The perfect pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes.
2.He condemns sin roundly but never hurts anyone's feelings.
3.He works from 8 AM until midnight and is also the church janitor.
4.The perfect pastor makes $40 a week, wears good clothes, drives a good car, buys good books, and
donates $30 a week to the church.
5.He is 29 years old and has 40 years' experience.
6.Above all, he is handsome.
7.The perfect pastor has a burning desire to work with teenagers, and he spends most of his time with the
8.He smiles all the time with a straight face because he has a sense of humor that keeps him seriously
dedicated to his church.
9.He makes 15 home visits a day and is always in his office to be handy when needed.
10.The perfect pastor always has time for church council and all of its committees. He never misses the
meeting of any church organization and is always busy evangelizing the unchurched.
11.The perfect pastor is always in the next church over!
12.If your pastor does not measure up, simply send this notice to six other churches that are tired of their
13.Then bundle up your pastor and send him to the church at the top of the list.
14.If everyone cooperates, in one week you will receive 1,643 pastors.
15.One of them should be perfect.
By Father McGinn, from "Buffalo's Chips"