Leaders within our church have a responsibility to their broader spiritual family.
Second, Christ demonstrated His constant awareness of the presence of the Father. For me this is hugely important, for it signifies both supervision and support. “Your heavenly Father watches over you” is, for any leader in this church, an awesome awareness—one that is absolutely essential to serving God’s cause with commitment and compassion. Hence, the strength and warmth it brings me when someone I have never met comes up to me and says, “Pastor, I want you to know that I pray for you every day. I mention you by name to God every day.” It’s impossible to describe how much that means to me.