Character is always transferable but context is not. Part 2
- You have a new congregation each week.
Whether it is new people or the same people, you are teaching and leading people that have new and different issues each week and you need to be aware as a leader of what they are going through. Your character must be solid each and every week and you are a moral anchor of character for them to have a point of reference.
Proverbs 27:23 (NIV)
23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;
- You have a new community each week.
- The cauldron of circumstantial factors are never the same from year to year. You must pay close attention to what is going on in the meta-narrative of culture and the microcosm of your environment.
Read that last statement again! That is huge for church planters and pastors in our rapidly changing culture.