A Modern Pastor’s Qualifications:
“(insert pastor name)” is the pastor of _____ church composed of many new Christians that has grown to more than 6,000 worshipers in its history. He has spoken extensively at retreats and Bible conferences and is the author of several books, as well as articles in noted Christian magazines. He can be heard daily through the half-hour radio broadcast _____ which is aired on more than 500 stations around the country…
… far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant?
(2 Corinthians 11:23-29 ESV)