20 qualifications every Pastor must have-warning, it is NOT politically correct, but it is BIBLICALLY correct.

Posted: August 9, 2014 in Thoughts on God

Pastor Mike Says


There are two biblical offices in the local church (Pastor and Deacon), both of which are chosen by the congregation.  Scripture uses the term pastor, elder, overseer, and bishop interchangeably to refer to one position (c.f. Pilippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-5).  These four terms indicate various features of leadership ministry, not varying levels of authority or separate offices.  The pastor (along with the servicing leadership of the deacons) provides spiritual and theological leadership in order to equip and build up the church.  As spiritual shepherds of the local church, pastors serve in developing (not dictating) church policy along with congregational input and affirmation (c.f. Acts 15:1-29); oversee the church (Acts 20:28); rule, teach, and preach (1 Timothy 5:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:12); exhort and refute (Titus 1:9); and set the example as to what it means to shepherd the church (1 Peter 5:1-3).  The pastor provides…

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