One part of my apparel every day to church is a security badge which primarily unlock the door to the Congregational Care offices, but can also be used for several other doors, including the outside doors.
One of the great things about this is that I can use the badge to get in to the outside doors, but I am still limited by the hours of the security system. I don’t have to worry about setting an alarm off because when the alarm is set, my badge won’t work. I can’t get in. Neither do I have access to every location in the church – either by badge or by key.
I am okay being a pastor that does not have access to every area of the church.
It helps me be clear that some things are the job of someone else and it also helps me keep boundaries.
What do you think? Should a pastor have access to all parts of the church building at any time?