- A Pastor Must Be Able to Teach
- A Pastor Must Be Able to Relate to People
- A Pastor Must Be Able to Lead
- A Pastor Must Stay Relatively Organized or Surround Himself With Those Who Can Do This For Him.
- A Pastor Must Pray
On number five, DeYoung writes,
If this tool gets rusty, no one will know. At least not at first. It is impossible to survive as a pastor without the other four skills. But, sadly, it is easy to survive, even thrive, without this one. But the pastor that can thrive without prayer is not the pastor I want, nor the pastor I want to be. We can accomplish a lot on our own, but the stuff that really matters requires prayer because it requires God. A man who does not pray should not preach.