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What is a pastor?
Pastoralism is the practice of herding as the primary economic activity of a society.
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 p…astor 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.
they have to get degrees
The spiritual "shepherd" (leader, mentor, servant) of a Christian church.
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 issue…s confronting the Church at that time. The pastorals are 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy and Titus.
Christian ministers or priest having spiritual charge over a congregation or other group.
father,or a priest
Generally speaking, it is the yearly anniversary of when He became the Pastor of the church.
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.
According to the Bible examples, any job that will pay the bills and support his/her family (1 Timothy 5:8), allow necessary time to 'put God's Kingdom first' ( Matthew 6:31-3…4) enabling them to give their time and energies to people for FREE (Matthew 10:9), would work well. Paul was a tent maker, and supported himself that way, so as not to be a burden on the congregation. (Acts 18:1-4) (Acts 20:24)(1 Corinthians 4:12)(2 Corinthians 12:13-16) Even Jesus Christ was a carpenter at Nazareth until 30 years of age. We find no paid clergy in the Bible. "Ministers of God" were supported by their own labors and heart motivated assistance from individuals in the congregations when necessary. (2 Timothy 1:16-18)(Philemon 13)(Matthew 6:24)
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 di…scouraged and need someone to talk to. They also need someone to be accountable to.
pastoral is anything to do with the country side
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 organizati…on behind the actual ordination.
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.
when a pastor is anointed the holy spirit tells him what and how he will odain his own pastor