If I had to choose a pastor to interview, it would be Pastor David Platt. He is the founding and lead pastor of McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia and President of the International Missions Board for the Southern Baptist Convention. He has written several best-selling books on leadership, discipleship, prayer, missions, and more.
Select a pastor to interview.
I would open with asking him why he chose to become a pastor in the first place. I’m curious to hear his story about how God called him into ministry and what led up to that decision. What obstacles did he have to overcome? How has being a pastor influenced his life over time?
Next, I’d ask Pastor Platt about his approach to evangelism and outreach within his church community. How does he balance preaching God’s word with reaching out to those who may not know Him yet? Does he do any special programs or initiatives within the church or outside it? How has this impacted the mission of McLean Bible Church as a whole?
I’d also ask Pastor Platt about how prayer plays into his daily life as well as in leading McLean Bible Church. What strategies does he use for starting each day off right through prayer? How does prayer factor into decisions made by himself or other leaders within the church body? And ultimately how does praying shape both himself personally and their collective mission as one body at MBC?
His take on pastoral care is something else that interests me greatly; What kind of support system does he offer those who attend MBC when they are struggling spiritually or emotionally (or both)? Are there special groups that meet regularly or individual counseling sessions available? Does ministering extend beyond attending services once week too – like visiting ill members in hospitals/homes etc.?
How much importance does Pastor Platt place on discipleship in terms of personal growth as well group growth of believers individually connected by Christ’s love shared through regular bible study & weekly service attendance etc.?
Lastly I’d like him tell us what success looks like for him – personally & professionally (but mostly spiritually). Have there been any big victories along this journey so far that are cause for celebration among fellow believers & if so what was learned from them & applied moving ahead…What advice can we learn from all these experiences & apply practically towards growing stronger both individually & collectively in our spiritual walk with Him..
Overall it would be an honor talking with such an inspirational leader like Pastor David Platt; learning from someone firsthand who’s dedicated decades successfully ministering God’s Word alongside inspiring so many others globally is invaluable…