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Our Best on the Pastor’s Role

10 tools to clarify who you are and what you do as a pastor.
Our Best on the Pastor’s Role

If you’re wondering what the pastor’s role is, here are the best sources published by the publications of Christianity Today clarifying who you are and what you do as a pastor. What do we mean by “pastor”? We’re using the biblical definition, meaning shepherd of a flock, one responsible for the spiritual health of a group or congregation. If you’re looking for a more entrepreneurial or visionary or organizational emphasis, check out the resources under “Lead” or “Leadership Styles.” For resources on the task of preaching, look under “Preach.”

Hard Job, High Calling”by Heidi Hall. We’ve all seen the supposed statistics on pastors fired, fatigued, or morally failed. While reports of clergy attrition are often exaggerated, pastors still face daunting challenges. This article documents the current realities.

“ABCs of a Pastor’s Role” by Marshall Shelley. This article includes Augustine’s ...

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