Pastors and Elders III: What Paul taught the Elders

I said in the first post in this series (https://benjaminconway.net/2014/05/19/pastors-and-elders-ii-the-elders-conference/) that we would find out what Paul taught the elders at Miletus.  And I give you my word that before this series is over we will look at Acts 20.  But due to emails and questions that have arisen from the first post, I amContinue reading “Pastors and Elders III: What Paul taught the Elders”

Role of the Pastor 5: Feeding the Sheep

Shepherds have to feed the sheep.  That should be obvious, but there are a lot of pastors who are not feeding the sheep.  You cannot exaggerate how important it is for the pastors to feed the sheep.  You just cannot overestimate how important this is.  Your preaching to the gathering of the saints is soContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 5: Feeding the Sheep”

Role of the Pastor 3: To Divide Seas

  Part of your ministry as a pastor is to lead the people to green pastures and still waters.  You need to take your people out of the wilderness and into the land flowing with milk and honey, a land of abundance and peace.  This is part of being a shepherd to your people.  IfContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 3: To Divide Seas”

Assimilation

  No – we are not talking about my favourite Star Trek baddie, the Borg.  We are talking about the process that must be in place for making new people feel welcome when they visit a Sunday service.  In the Tree, we call that process “assimilation” – people moving from coming to a church serviceContinue reading “Assimilation”