About Pastors, Shepherds and Bishops

 

 

We want to show you that there are many scriptural reasons why we believe you can be a good shepherd/pastor. We believe that at a point in your Christian development, you can be a shepherd, at least at some level. The Bible teaches from many angles about you being fruitful in ministry. The Word also teaches us that "many" and not "few" are called to the ministry.

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors [poimen] and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Ephesians 4:11, 12

God gave special ministerial offices to the Church for three principal reasons:

1. To perfect the saints.
2. To do the work of the ministry.
3. To edify the Body of Christ.