The Gift of Shepherd / Pastor

So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders.

Acts 20:28

The spiritual gift of pastor or pastor/shepherd carries many different responsibilities. They are called and gifted to care for the spiritual well-being of a local body of God’s people. Pastors are first and foremost servants. They are servants of God and servants of His bride, the church. They are given a mixture of abilities by grace that allows them to serve the needs of an entire community.

The Holy Spirit gives the spiritual gift of pastor to some in the church to humbly teach them, guide them, protect them, and lead them in the mission that God has for His church, namely the Great Commission. The pastor loves the Gospel of Jesus Christ and puts it at the center of his life and ministry. Pastors do not seek fame or recognition for themselves, but they are placed in a position of authority by the Holy Spirit. The role of the pastor is one of humility and service as he is reminded daily of his overwhelming need of God’s grace for the task at hand.

Areas to serve

Faith Friends Senior Adult
Teach Children’s Sunday School
Vacation Bible School
Visitor Follow-up
Confirmation Teacher
Youth Small Group Leader
Youth Sunday School Teacher
Youth Retreat Leader General
Youth Volunteer
Digital Worship Connections
Lead Adult Small Group
Lead Adult Sunday School
Lead Women’s Ministry
Lead Men’s Ministry
Lead Women’s Event
Lead Men’s Event
Teach College Sunday School Class
Lead College Small Group

Communion Delivery Team
Altar Guild Team
Refuge Worship Design Team
Senior Adult Card Care Team
Funeral Care Team
Helping Hands Team
Shepherd for Senior Adults
Bulletin Delivery Team
Run 4 God Group
Kairos Prison Ministry
Epiphany Prison Ministry
Weekend of the Cross
Serve Day Projects
Christian Community Action Volunteer
Angel Tree Organizer
Mission Trips
Lunch On Us
Foster Care Ministry
Faith and Finance Ally