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The Pastor's Role

To some degree the shepherd looks after the sheep, while the sheep give birth to the lambs. But then again, if evangelism isn't happening in our lives, it probably won't happen much in the church.
—Calvin C. Ratz

Paul told Timothy, "Do the work of an evangelist," and ever since, evangelism has belonged in a pastor's job portfolio. But how exactly do we go about evangelism as pastors?

Some pastors actually do little personal evangelism. They figure they have plenty of pressing tasks just to provide spiritual leadership for the church. Evangelism is something members can do. So they encourage evangelism, but don't necessarily participate in it.

To some degree the shepherd looks after the sheep, while the sheep give birth to the lambs. But then again, if evangelism isn't happening in our lives, it probably won't happen much in the church. So although we're not singlehandedly responsible for the rescue of souls, I believe we've got to be involved.

It's been said, "A student learns what his teacher ...

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