Ok, young and hip pastor, here’s my question: who are your people? When you stand before Jesus and give an account for how you cared for His church and the people he entrusted to your care, how will you answer that?
“Well, I had lunch with every single person who came to my church.”
“I only talked to my friends.”
“I personally followed-up with ever first, second, third, and fourth-time visitor.”
“I led a church-wide fantasy football league.”
This issue is not insignificant, but can be treated as such. Pastors/Elders of churches have to be able to oversee their people; and, thus, they must know what is meant by “their people.”