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A pastor is either a minister or priest in a Christian church, or, in its less common sense, a shepherd.
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What is pastoral care?

Answer . Assistance given by a minister or pastor. This will usually be in the form of Godly advice or Biblical counsel.. Pastoral care is the ministry of care and counseling provided by pastors, chaplains and other religious leaders to members of their church, or persons within a faith-based institution. ...

How do you introduce a pastor?

If the pastor carries a degreed title such as Dr., that titleshould be included and used first. Many pastors are also calledReverend. If you are unsure of the pastor's credentials orpreferences, most pastors are happy being introduced as Brother orSister. It is also helpful to follow their name with a shortexplanation of, 'Pastor of the Such and Such Church.'

Abbreviation for pastor?

A pastor is a spiritual leader in the Christian religion. Thestandard abbreviation used in referring to this person is Pr.

What does a pastor do?

A pastor does many, many things; largely depending on the congregation's size and whether or not there are more than one pastor. If the church is large and there is multiple pastor then they are specialized into separate fields, but in an one pastor congregation then he/she does most (if not all) of the following. The first and most obvious is preaching Sunday morning, but this is not as simple as getting in front of a crowd and rambling for 20 minutes. Hours of preparation and prayer go into even the simplest sermon, even a "recycled" sermon-one that the pastor has done years ago but still has the outline, takes considerable work to revise and prepare with. But his/her job isn't over Sunday evening after the services are over. Throughout the week he/she holds positions in most (if not all) councils or boards that the church offers and it is his/her responsibilty to make as many as possible to ensure everything is running smoothly. There is outreach that needs to be done, and that can look like a hundred different things but most common is visitation of the sick, elderly, or incarcerated, and the means spending a good amount of time with each individual. Beyond visitation he/she may be actively involved in other means of outreach including (but not limited to) street evangelism, school outreachs, homeless shelter work, etc. These outreaches depend largely on the area that the pastor preaches to. Back in the church proper, when he/she isn't chairing a comittee, working on a sermon, preaching/teaching, he/she is busy with counciling. Numerous issues come past a pastor's desk and congregates will bring a wide range of issues before a pastor to handle, be in marriage issues, personal problems, spiritual questions, etc. etc. etc. He/She also will be involved in, if not directly leading marriage counciling. That brings me into the next aspect of being a pastor, "the marrying them and burying them" aspect. In other words, involvement and leading of numerous special occasions in a person's life, (in many cases, conversion), baptism, weddings, and burials. Some churches have different milestones like these and differ widely from church to church. These are bittersweet moments for a pastor, especially when he/she is personally invested in the individual(s) that the ceremony is being held for. These are your standard "9-5" job qualities, things that a pastor knows about atleast a few days in advance and can prepare for. But a pastor's job is far from 9-5. One of the most physically demanding, and spiritually taxing aspects is those moments that you can't be prepared for. That midnight phone call to the hospital because Mr. and Mrs. Smith's 21 year old son is in critical condition because of a drunk driver. A pastor may be there for hours giving comfort and aid to the family and victim. He/She may not have gone to bed yet, and in some cases it'll be Saturday night/Sunday morning and 2-3 sermons in the morning. It is in those moments that they relay entirely on God to pull them through. Being a pastor is far from an easy job, he/she is continously being thrown into situations that most would want to avoid, tragic accidents, violent and malicious agruements, and pressed with questions that noone can really answer, these normally start "Why would God..." They're job are 24-7-365, and they are part teacher, part psychologist, part CEO, part finicial manager, part therapist, part orator, part embassador, and part solider.

Can women be pastors?

ANSWER ONE: No, the Bible does specifically specify that Pastor/Ministers be male. . ANSWER TWO: It all depends on the exact religion being followed. i have seen a few protestant pastors that were female. but i do believe that in the catholic religion there is not. only nuns who help serve the hierarchy.

Was Timothy a pastor?

Yes, and a youngish one, which is why Paul wrote to him several times with advice - these along with other letters are called the pastoral epistles. CORRECTION: Sorry, but this is not correct. Timothy was NOT a pastor. Although he had pastoral gifts for caring for and counseling people, he was actually an apostolic worker sent by Paul to help navigate the church through difficult seasons of growth and maturity. He was sent as an apostolic representative of the ministry of Paul for the specific purpose of helping the church to function properly. There is no example in all of the New Testament of the modern day "do everything" pastor. I agree and I might add that church polity in this day came from the reformation churches which came from the roman catholic church. This system is called the monarchial system. The system was created for individuals who wanted power as the so called man of GOD. In the book of 3 John 1:9 is the only example of a single leader over a group of people, today we call this type of individual a dictator.

Can a woman be pastor?

In some denominations, yes. Roman Catholics, Orthodox churches and some others forbid women to have leadership roles such as pastor, or priest. However, the Methodist church, United Reformed Church and the Anglican Church along with many others allow women to become ministers or priests. There is absolutely no reason why women should not become priests or pastors. Opponents cite Biblical verses out of context to somehow defend their position, but too often these passages are used more as 'proof' of their own bigotted and mysoginistic views, and, deeper analysis shows them to be supportive rather than rejecting. Historically, the early Church has always had female leaders until male domination took over a few centuries after Christ. We know, as an example, of Lydia in the Book of Acts, who was a strong businesswoman selling 'purple cloth' (an ultra-luxurious item in those days) who was also a leader of a Church. Also, in the Fractio Panis - a fresco found in the Roman catacombs, we see a group of very early Christians celebrating Holy Communion - with the person presiding - the priest - clearly (from the clothes, hairsyle and obvious well-endowed bosom) a woman. On scripture, let's not forget Paul's words: "There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28) - and that includes becoming a pastor and the priesthood . In some Lutheran Churches No. What I think is Yes. My view of is that if woman can be Doctors or president... then why can't they be pastors ? In the bible God said to spread the Good news of GOD- Jesus Christ, My Lord, heavenly Father. Yes you can be a pastor. You can tthink about it and choose your opinion, but my opinion and view on it is that Yes woman can be pastors. Look somewhere in Peter chapter one. :) This may help.

Who pastor vaughan is?

The greatest pastor in the world of course! He preaches at the greatest church in the world. What is the greatest church in the world you might ask? Look it up on Wiki.answers.com!!!

What is pastoral nomadism?

Pastoral nomadism is a form of subsistence agriculture based on the herding of domesticated animals. The word pastoral refers to sheep herding. It exists in dry climates where planting is impossible, primarily in the arid lands of North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

How do pastors get paid?

There are a variety of ways a pastor can be paid. Many smaller congregations don't have the income necessary to pay a full-time pastor. One solution is for the denomination to pay a single pastor to perform his duties over several small, often rural, churches; the funds can come from a pooling or partial pooling of the offerings of those churches, or through a fund supplied by the denomination itself. Other congregations have pastors that are not paid staff, either by choice or by necessity. These pastors work full-time like anyone else, and perform ceremonies and services on weekends. Larger congregations are able to finance a pastor's salary through a portion of offering income. Some may sub-divide the pastor's pay into a number of different budgetary line-items (for example, housing may be a separate item for congregations that do not maintain a parsonage), and each line-item may have a silghtly different accounting "bucket" to pull from.

How do you remove a pastor?

Most denominations have specific rules concerning the removal of apastor. However, most churches can remove a pastor with a vote ofthe congregation.

What is a pastoral piece?

A pastoral piece may refer to a piece that is written by a shepherdof a flock of sheep. In the modern world, this may refer to a piecethat belongs to a pastor or clergy.

What is pastoral land?

Pastoral land or leases is land leased from a state government or the Northern Territory government for the purpose of pastoral activity

Was paul a pastor?

Yes - Jesus himself is said to have commanded Paul of Tarsus to go around preaching His Word. So were Jesus' brother, James, and his first disciple, Simon Peter, among many others. Paul started churches that followed Christ's teachings, so he was also an Evangelist.

What is a pastoral farm?

A pastoral farm is one that typically raises livestock (particularly sheep and goats, but will also include cattle as well) to graze on pasture for most of the year. In North America, such farms are called ranches. In the United Kingdom, European Union and New Zealand this is called pastoral farming.

What are the pastorals?

The "pastorals" refers to three epistles attributed to St. Paul but which appear to have been written in the second century CE, because they are concerned with pastoral issues confronting the Church at that time. The pastorals are 1 Timothy , 2 Timothy and Titus .

What is a ordained pastor?

"Ordination is the acknowledgment and commission by a community of believers that a person has been called to ministry". The title "pastor" is the role in which a minister serves. A pastor is an ordained minister, as is a bishop, an evangelist, etc. Ordained minister is the recognition of their calling -pastor, etc. is the description of their role. Source quoted: http://www.nacministers.com/faq.htm

Is a pastor the same as pastoral worker?

The term 'pastor' means a pastoral worker - one who takes a role of pastorally caring for those around him or her. However, in a church setting, the term 'pastor' isusually reserved for the leader of a church - especially a Protestant church - usually a Baptist or Free Church - the quivalent of a vicar in an Anglican Church or parish priest in a Catholic church. Therefore Pastors are usually ordained, wear clerical collars, and are regarded as the church leaders of their churches, and as such have a 'pastoral role' in caring for those in their church, although this is just one of several duties that a church leader would have as pastor. However a pastoral worker is someone who specifically does pastoral work and nothing else, and is usually not ordained.

Do you have to have a pastor?

The word "pastors" is only in the New Testament once. The word "pastor" in its singular use is never used. No one person in the New Testament is called a pastor. This term and its use by many Christian people is totally misunderstood and misused. The terms "elder, teacher, overseer, bishop, presbytery, shepherd, and pastor" all mean the exact same. Never was there a paid or salaried pastor in the New Testament. No one elder ever stood out above the others. They functioned as a team.

What are pastoral communities?

pastoral communities are the communities which are related to shepherds or herders they live in groups and are of various types like the tribal communities......... the language and tradition varies from one group to the another..

What priest is a pastoral?

So not sure if this is correct - and I would really like an answer to this question myself, but I believe it refers to the priest's main focus. Pastoral I think is being concerned mainly with the immediate church family and immediate community. In contrast, ecumenical means they are not just concerned with the local church but more concerned about Christians all over the world. I would love to know what the main focus of an administrative style of priest is if any one knows the answer. Roman Catholic Answer There is no "pastoral" priest, as such, in the Catholic Church. There is a pastor, which is a priest who is in charge of a parish. All the other priests assigned to that parish would be assistants or associates, but one priest is placed in charge by the bishop and has canonical responsibility for the welfare of the souls in his parish, that would be the pastor.

What rhymes with pastor?

castor (as in castor bean) Astor (famous family) (and depending on how you pronounce it) aster faster master caster raster vaster

What is the duties of a pastor?

That would depend on the church some "pastors" have full authority and all church business it done by them others do not and some have very little authority

What do pastors do in a church?

Pastors have quite the load to do. They are in charge of a whole community if you look at it. Not only do they preach the Word of God, but they are responsible of the church's finances, finding church partnerships, getting involved in the community, etc. They also often get contacted when a member of the congregation has mental or health issues, needs prayer, is depressed for whatever reason.

Does a pastor need a pastor?

Very definitely. Pastor are sinful human beings like the rest. They are tempted and get tired. They need to have someone they can go to for counsel and get advise. They get discouraged and need someone to talk to. They also need someone to be accountable to.

Who is pastor Chris?

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the head Pastor of Believer's Loveworld aka Christembassy and is A healing minister, teacher, television host and best-selling author who has helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God's Word.

Where did pastoralism originate?

Pastoralism originated in Holocene. It started about 12,000 yearsago and was the first agriculture revolution. It is also known asthe Neolithic Revolution.

What is a pastoral comedy?

its basically any play that has a calm and rural sort of setting. it basically gives the reader a simple and peacefull effect as to where the play is situated. example of pastoral comedy - as you like it by william shakespere.

The pastoral symphony?

That's the Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 by Ludwig van Beethoven completed in 1808.

Who pays the pastors?

They are not paid. They preach under their own will. They feel very strongly about their belief. In general, pastors are paid by the congregations. Some denominations, such as United Methodist, have minimum salary requirements.

What is Pastor Emeritus?

If the question has not been answered yet, then maybe there is noanswer. The term is not applicable to churches.

Who was ananias's pastor?

St. Peter the first Pope (meaning Father - or the "pastor" as in "Shepherd" i.e. in persona Christi) - the man who was given primacy over all the Apostles by Jesus Himself. Pastor in the protestant sense did not come into common usage as a person without apostolic authority leading a group of his/her "believers" until the advent of Protestantism when certain misguided individuals chose to sever themselves from the true Body of Christ an exist from them until now in heresy and schism and grave error.

What if your pastor is narcissistic?

That would not be an unusual situation. The very nature of that vocation implies a narcissistic personality. The profession provides the strongest of reinforcements for individuals with narcissistic personalities. Their position in the church community feeds their sense of entitlement, the feeling of grandiosity, the need for admiration, the ability to always be right and the adoration of a whole congregation. That would not be an unusual situation. The very nature of that vocation implies a narcissistic personality. The profession provides the strongest of reinforcements for individuals with narcissistic personalities. Their position in the church community feeds their sense of entitlement, the feeling of grandiosity, the need for admiration, the ability to always be right and the adoration of a whole congregation. That would not be an unusual situation. The very nature of that vocation implies a narcissistic personality. The profession provides the strongest of reinforcements for individuals with narcissistic personalities. Their position in the church community feeds their sense of entitlement, the feeling of grandiosity, the need for admiration, the ability to always be right and the adoration of a whole congregation. That would not be an unusual situation. The very nature of that vocation implies a narcissistic personality. The profession provides the strongest of reinforcements for individuals with narcissistic personalities. Their position in the church community feeds their sense of entitlement, the feeling of grandiosity, the need for admiration, the ability to always be right and the adoration of a whole congregation.

Can a pastor ordain another pastor?

Yes, a pastor can officiate the ordination or licensing of a pastor, however the church or denomination, however you wish to call it would be the overseeing body or organization behind the actual ordination.

Do a pastor have to have a church building to be a pastor?

Not at all. However in our modern day society it is the "norm", but if you look through history many pastors met with the local church and had services and prayer in the woods in a house or by a rock in a meadow. A reference to this is to look up the history of The Sandy Creek Baptist Church. A more direct reference is from the Bible. Mathew-18:20(KJV) nothing is said about a building, just a gathering.

Is pastor a word?

Yes, the word pastor is a singular, common, abstract noun; a word for a clergy person, a person in charge of a Christian congregation or church. The word pastor is also a verb for performing the duties of a pastor.

Can the pastor wife be a co - pastor?

I do believe so...First being confirmed by God...permitted by the husband who is the head of the women..God being the head of man..All N agreement &N order to Gods Glory. Amen!

What does a pastor wear?

Any thing he likes. There are no rules or regulations regarding a pastor's clothes. But he should remember that like all believers, he is a representative of God on earth so his dress should be honoring to God.

What is a provisional pastor?

A provisional pastor is a pastor who takes over for a congregation while this group is searching for a new or permanent pastor. A provisional pastor is sometimes referred to as an interim pastor.

Where does a pastor live?

In the past, church communities had a house available for thepastor for as long as he worked there. That still happens, but manyof today's pastors now arrange for their own housing. By custom,that house will probably be within or near the community area thatthe pastor serves.

What is a pastoral novel?

A pastoral novel is a good-sized book in which the life ofshepherds, farmers, and so forth are artificially shown to beinnocent and peaceful folk, while the city folk are depicted asbeing miserable and uncontented.