Pastoral Ministry

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Ray Odom
Pastoral Ministries
Final Project

Essay 1
A. Compare the terms shepherd and pastor. – In the New Testament the bible says, and he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers (KJV Ephesians 4:11). The word pastor used here in Greek is ποιμήν, or poimēn meaning shepherd, is to tend as a shepherd or as a supervisor; to rule. The truth is, the word pastor(s) is used only one time in the New Testament with the word being translated to mean shepherd. In today’s society we use the word pastor in many different ways to describe the leaders of the church. The word shepherd is the more appropriate translation for the word. The word shepherd is used at least thirteen times in the
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Amen” (Matthew 28:18-20). On the authority of Jesus Christ Himself, the mission of the church is to win the lost by proclaiming the good news that Jesus died for their sins. He went to the grave and on the third day He arose again to live for evermore.
B. Analyze how the pastor’s priorities coincide with the mission of the church. - The pastor is ultimately the one responsible to have a working knowledge of the mission, and the set goals of the church. All members of the church are valuable in carrying out the mission of the church, but the he pastor is the one to pray as the leader of the church, seeking clear direction from the Holy Spirit as to how the mission will be carried out by the church.
C. Describe how the pastor can control the use of his or her time. - With all of the hectic lifestyles being lived out today…it is essential for a busy pastor to have schedule to keep from wasting valuable time that can never be regained. When it comes to the mission of God and His church we must set goals for our own lives. The way to do that is by planning ahead, and making a schedule in advance. The schedule that is made must be planned with the idea of keeping up with how much time will be used for each activity. Remembering how much you time you will need for prayer, how much time for sermon preparation, how much time for visitation and so on. The times will have to be prioritized from most to least important,
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