A faithful pastor or spiritual leader must know who he is in Christ, and he must have a solid relationship with Christ. Prayer and on-going study are a major part of his ministry that allows the pastor to continue to grow in grace and keep focused because he understands his need to be in constant communication with God. The words spoken by a pastor to his congregation must be the words of our Lord taken from the scriptures. The leader will challenge his members to study and to hold him accountable to what he shares across the pulpit. A wise pastor understands the importance of teaching and training his flock (congregation) so that they too are equipped to witness to and encourage and one another, and those outside the church. Even though he has been assigned the position of overseer of a church, a humble leader knows and appreciates that he too, has an overseer in Jesus. As part of the body of Christ, he is called to serve and to be actively involved in the work of his church; not only as a delegator, but as one who doesn’t mind being in the trenches when needed. A pastor loves and protects his church family. He will be available to encourage, mentor, counsel, etc.; however, he also loves and honors his family. He recognizes that the well-being and care of his wife and children is his first ministry. He also accepts that he is but a man and respite is essential. He wisely takes time away to reflect, refresh, and refuel in order to give his best self to the call God has on his life.