Myth #5 – Hanging out with pastors must be boring.
Along with the stigma that goes with being a pastor is that it must be boring to hang out with one. I remember someone from our church telling me of a time I came to join a dinner party at a restaurant. Before I got there the talk was lively and probably a little crazy knowing the crowd. She said as soon as I walked in…everyone stopped talking. Hmm…makes me wonder what they were talking about. (But that’s for another post).
Every time I mention what I do to people the mood suddenly changes. People usually say “sorry” because they just said some foul words. I guess people are worried that pastors have never heard those words before. Let me say this in representing MOST pastors (some are weird and boring), “pastors are normal people”. Most of the pastors I know like to watch football, golf, play cards, watch movies and so on.
I’d like to think we’re not boring. Maybe we don’t care to get lit up at the bar, but that doesn’t mean we can’t tell jokes, play pranks and enjoy life with you! So next time you see a pastor coming…don’t change the conversation or stop talking. You might find we are enjoyable to be around.