Everyone on one of the committees would grade the pastor from 1 to 7 before the meeting. Six or seven is wonderful. Four or five is good. Obviously 1 to 3 is poor and cause for action and improvement. Continue reading “ANNUAL REVIEW OF A PASTOR”
Principles or procedures so Hebrews 13:17 is true: Continue reading “Personal Ministries of the Pastor”
Guidelines for this “horizontal” responsibility
Pray for and pay attention to people in this age group. Continue reading “PASTORING a “people group” within the church”
Why a large church like yours
should help pastors and churches in the area
We’re talking about resources for pastors, advice from staff members, use of facilities at times, encouragement in practical issues, seminars for the pastoral leaders.
- Because of the Golden Rule – if you were in that small church a few miles away, you would love it if someone offered a resources or a speaker you would never get to hear, or significant help for a specific ministry like children or finances – strategies for budget.
- The mandate to love and help others – it’s all through the Bible, and it doesn’t specifically say that big churches should help smaller churches this way but it isn’t hard to go that way with the application.
- Most churches get inadequate support from their denominations or fellowship of churches. Administrators are so busy with all kinds of other organizational details, that there are only a few times they can sit down with a pastor to help with strategy or particulars.
- National information is there, in quantity galore, but a local church can be a friend in flesh and blood, with love and reasoning, and even good advice and application.
- There is only one kingdom, and we’re on that team. And the strong should help the weak. And we just simply have to admit we are strong and rich in many ways. Every large church has so many resources and experts on staff and abilities to bring in good speakers and teachers.
Senior Pastor Ministry Description Download
To give senior pastoral leadership to the church in line with Biblical commands of our Lord to pastors and to serve as the senior leader of pastoral staff and church ministries.
REPORTS: Annual written report to the church; other reports as desired for updates. Communication of vacation and special days to the board of trustees for records.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES Continue reading “Senior Pastor Ministry Description”
They come up every time I coach a pastor, often because I suggest we look at them. But more normally, because the pastor or church leader says, “What about (one of these seven areas)?” Most of the notes on this site and most of the thoughts in my head come under these:
10. Schedule fun .
9. Work your best spiritual and emotional study schedule.
8. Be in an accountability group.
7. Work your ___“holy discontent”!___
6. Promote your passion .
5. Believe “every contact is an opportunity . (Little things)
4. Know the order … God/ family / company / self-interest .
3. Define and seek __your_purpose_____
2. Explain, “You must be perfect…”
1. Walk humbly with God .
Thoughts/suggestions on best practices for the positive welcome of a new pastor to a church
Important because the church is to be a unified body and the Bible is clear about the honor to the office of the pastor
SELECTING THE NEW PASTOR
…Follow strong and detailed steps for finding the best candidate, who as a final step of ten large steps, is brought in for the two Sundays and full week of preaching and meeting the church and presenting his approach to the Scriptures and the church. Continue reading “Receiving Our New Pastor”