In our presbytery here in Sacramento those who are in their first ordained call are expected to participate in a first call group of pastors who are in their first few years of ordained ministry. One of the mentor pastors of the group was teaching on servant leadership and what is expected of leaders of churches. She made the comment that before pastors could effectively lead their churches, they need to learn as much as possible about the lives of the people and love them as Christ loved them. I can’t argue with that at all. Three things I hope to apply to my ministry.