Pastors are not called to do ministry for people. Pastors are called to equip others to do ministry. Certainly, in most smaller churches, there’s some chaplaincy for the pastor to do, but that should never be our main function no matter how small the church may be.
This is the primary shift that most small church pastors (and quite frankly, some big church pastors) need to make. We need to move the from the chaplaincy model of doing ministry for people, to the biblical pastoral model of equipping God’s people to do ministry.