Recently, I shared the post 7 Most Frustrating Things Pastors Experience. I promised then that a post was due on the most exciting things a pastor experiences. There are many. Pastors get to see the best and worst of life it seems, but there are many positives.
Obviously, seeing someone become a follower of Christ, or the baptism of a believer, has to rank as a highlight of the pastor’s experience. That’s what we are called to do.
But, that experience isn’t unique to pastors. Every believer, hopefully, gets excited about seeing people’s entry into faith. That’s the call of the church; not only pastors.
So, my list goes beyond those experiences to things that may be somewhat unique to pastors. I’m not saying only pastors get excited about these experiences, but to pastors, these are especially exciting. Also, different pastors will have different answers. That’s where the comments section makes this post even better.
Here are seven of the most exciting things pastors experience:
1. A child who loves church.
They are our future. And we know it. Jesus loves the little children. And so do we. I love when a little child leads “them” to church. When a child loves church, I know the parent is sure to be excited also.
2. Note takers.
Seeing someone following a message closely. Hearing pages of the Bible turn. Priceless. Seeing people actually live the truths taught … don’t even get me started.
3. Sacrificial givers.
The church is built on people willing to invest in her work. The generous giver … who gives with no strings attached … way to make a pastor smile. Maybe even dance.
The Lord is at work redeeming and sanctifying a people for Himself.