I’d like to ask my Protestant Brothers the role the minister/preacher plays in the decesion process on what church to attend.
I became curious about this concept because of what the Rev Wright has been preaching from his pulpit in Chicago.
Is the way the message is delivered more important then the message? Does the growth of a particular church depend on the preacher and his ability to be charismatic, dynamic, and likeable? Is it wrong to say the Faith of some Protestants is tied to how well the preacher can motivate people into action?
Also when it comes time for a change, who makes that decesion and why? Does the minisiter go off message and need phasing out, or do some just want a change of pace?
How do y’all know when a preacher has left the reservation? I mean he might be the guy that founded that church in *that *building. Now some say he has to go?
I’d prefer not starting a flame throwing contest, but I’m curious about the process. As Catholics our focus is not on the priest, or choir etc, but on what takes place at the Mass.
Also we have a defined chain of command. We don’t have much say in who the Bishop sends for our pastors. I like it that way, because it removes alot of local politics.