This post is 100% from Rev. Victoria Lawson and I share it on behalf of pastors everywhere.
Examples of times to call your pastor even if she is in labor or he’s at his own father’s funeral:
- There’s been a fiery crash involving the youth.
- There’s been an explosion in the church building with people in there.
- The Church is going to be on the front page of the local newspaper tomorrow and not because of a happy thing.
Most emergencies can wait a day or two. Note to pastors: please have someone on call for you if you’re unavailable for more than two days. And make their contact information available on your email auto-response and your phone voicemail greeting.
Your life and your emergencies are important and yet your pastor is not the only one you can call.
Now get out there and have a great summer!
Since publishing this post, I’ve learned that the artist is Victoria Larson from Barn Geese Worship and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Westborough, MA.