This is a word from one of my leaders, brother and friend: Mr. Nelson Pacheco:
I heard somewhere that a leader in the world is He who is served by many, but that the leader in the church is He who serves many. Paul stated that it is the will of God that the father will treasure for his son, and not the son for the father. God called Moses for the people of Israel not the other way around. Last time I check a shepherd don’t lead his sheeps by going in front of them but by coming after them from behind. For there is something foundationally wrong in the new testament church about leadership. In my humble opinion (may God have mercy on my soul) the problem lays upon our definition of ministry. Neh. 2:10 “But when Sambalat the Horanite, Tobias the amonite official heard of it they were deeply disturbed that a man had come (not to build the wall) but to seek the good of the people of Israel”; 2 Timothy 2:10 “For I endure all things for the sake of THE ELECT, so that they can obtain the salvation which is Christ Jesus with eternal glory”. My point: In the work of the ministry the key is not How much you love God, but How much you love people! It’s not about the call, it’s not about the vision, it’s not about the ministry, it’s not about success and it’s not about reputation. It is about loving what God loves the most… people. For God loves people more than anything. By the way; God has call upon us not to be successful but to be faithful (Mother Teresa). I don’t know about leaders. But this I know, I have been fatherless since I was nine. Godly loving fathers we need. I hope there is one out there who can pastor me.