Marriage is a good example of great pastors and disciple makers in Christ and it also illustrates our Christian life well. Here’s what I mean… Just as the one who gets proposed to must say yes (to become married) and commit to the ring they have accepted, so must Christians organize their lives around our common salvation.
Some will think I’m saying you can work for your salvation. No. That’s not even Christianity. The good pastor never preaches works will get you our God. But they do preach efforts will build habits that will sustain you in our God. The great pastors ARE their habits; and they’re lovers of grace, partnered and married to their God.