Pastor as CEO or Shepherd

Yet the pressure on the pastor – as well as elders and deacons – can be great.  With the multiplication of ministers on staff, it is easier to gravitate toward a more hierarchical business model.  And it is less likely that the sheep will come into physical contact with their shepherd when they are consumers of a service that a CEO oversees.

– Horton, Michael, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World; Zondervan; copyright 214; Kindle Edition; page 119