Pastors, “Senior Pastors,” and all Christians: Jesus is your Senior Pastor!
One of my favorite Bible titles for the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is “Chief Shepherd.” (See 1 Peter 5:4) Our English word “pastor” is a translation of the Greek word for “shepherd” and of course, “chief” is the equivalent to “senior” and so Jesus is the rightful Senior Pastor of the church you attend.
This is not just a theory — (Jesus is not a mere figurehead, …but He wants to be the literal head of every church or congregation.) Jesus is alive and present in the 21st Century. And He can and will direct a church service, if we will just get out of His way and allow Him to literally be the Senior Pastor — let Him make the decisions and control the meeting. Perhaps it is time for 21st Century pastors (undersheperds/assistant pastors to the living Jesus) to let Christ, the Senior Pastor, run the church service.