There is an old saying in the church– ‘as the Pastor goes so goes the church’
This means pastors that if you want your people to be holy, then you must show the way and be holy yourself. If you want your people to be fair, just and merciful, then you need to learn from God how he defines those words and then apply those definitions to your own life first. If you want your people to be truthful then you must teach them the truth.
Servant leadership is a bit misleading as Pastors while they are servants, they are also the servants of God and must do what he wants first. When the pastor learns what God wants them to know they in turn lead the people to the right way to go. Being called to be a steward of one of God’s congregations does not mean that the pastor lets other people do the leading. He must lead, he must discipline correctly, rebuke when necessary, praise when it is called for and foremost he must follow the Holy Spirit to the truth so his charges can receive the truth and know what is expected of them.
The pastor must lead his people away from false teaching, not embrace it and lead them to sin.The pastor cannot call false teachers Christian for that would be bringing confusion into the church. The pastor must be the one who leads his people correctly, as God wants, there is no one else appointed to do that job for that congregation.