A friend of mine recently shared a post of an opening for a “pastor” in Colorado. Yes, the quotes are intentional. You’ll see why in a minute. Here is a snippet from their job posting:
“When you watch a sermon from Craig Groeschel , Andy Stanley or Steven Furtick. You feel like you were fed. Why cant we have that in a church with out playing the videos from the above pastors?
Here is our concept. If a worship leader can take a song from Chris Tomlin and play it just like the album and that is 100% excepted in the church why can’t you as a pastor copy or do word for word of a sermon from Craig Groeschel ? Sure add 10% of your own style to it just like the band does. This concept would work great mixed with your own sermons about 20% of the time.”
For those of you that don’t know, I recently felt God’s call on my life to be a pastor. Needless to say, I was stunned when I read this listing. Even people on Twitter and Facebook are questioning if this was written by Babylon Bee, a Christian satire site.
I did a little digging and after finding their website, I fear that it is real.