I read every bio of every new person who follows one of my Twitter accounts.
It amazes me how common it is for church leaders to use symbolic, flowery language to describe who they are or what they do.
You could just say “I’m the youth pastor at First Baptist.”
Why does it have to be “I lead others to follow the One in The Way He has lead me.”
We live in a trust society that has some trust issues with the church. We need the good people to be more direct about who they are to help people see that there are a lot more normal people leading churches than there are quacks.
Don’t beat around the bush… Don’t use flowery language or make people surf around to find out more.
It’s like the “I’ve got a smoking hot wife” thing, using a lot of flowery language to describe yourself seems to project an insecurity.
Just be direct, folks. Be proud of who you are and what you do.