Posts Tagged ‘Shepherd’

God’s Leaders in the Church: Why Be a Bi-Vocational Pastor?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
God’s Leaders in the Church: Why Be a Bi-Vocational Pastor?
Adding to our Wednesday series, we examined a chapter written by our pastor relating to bi-vocational ministry – pastors who work part-time or full-time while serving as a pastor. We discuss the Biblical logic for bi-vocational ministry as the norm. We then look at numerous benefits as well as some drawbacks. This presentation is not the end of the discussion, but it certainly helps to get it started.

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God’s Leaders in the Church: What Is a Bishop?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
God’s Leaders in the Church: What Is a Bishop?
We begin a topical series for our combined Wednesday evening study sessions. In this first study, we examine the title of “bishop,” its meaning, and the two other words that relate to the same position. We also briefly look at why the three terms – bishop/overseer, pastor/shepherd, and elder areĀ all terms that identify the same leadership position in the church.

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Paul’s Charge to the Ephesian Elders (Acts 20:28-31)

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Paul commands the elders of Ephesus regarding their responsibilities to themselves and to God’s flock. He also warns them of two imminent threats to the church.

Seven Life Lessons from Paul’s Ministry (Acts 20:17-27)

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Paul is heading to Jerusalem. On his way, he stops by Miletus, a city about a day’s journey from Ephesus. Under a strict schedule, but wanting to charge the elders of Ephesus, he calls for them and they meet him in Miletus. Paul bares his soul, first using his own life to challenge and encourage this church leaders. In this study, we look at Paul’s own example, and seven lessons we can learn from that example.

Suffering Is a Part of Life – A Shepherd Can Lead Us Through It (1 Peter 5:1-4)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Our pastoral apprentice Ethan Long explains the responsibilities of pastors in light of how they impact the flock.

The Biblical Maturity Traits Required of Potential Pastors (1 Timothy 3:1-7)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

We review the spiritual maturity traits required of men prior to them being selected to serve as pastors. These traits also reflect what God desires in Christians and what He expects them to become.

6 Do’s and 4 Don’ts (1 Timothy 3:2-3)

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Our pastoral apprentice Ethan Long explains some positive and negative requirements for pastors which apply in some way to all believers.

What Is a Bishop? (1 Timothy 3:1-2)

Monday, August 26th, 2013

One of our teens participating in our pastoral apprentice program, Stephen Subra, presents the 3 different terms used for the leader position in the church: bishop (overseer), pastor (shepherd), and elder (older [ones]). Stephen’s study is followed by additional comments from Pastor Kevin.

Responsibilities to Our Leaders: Obey & Submit (Hebrews 13:17)

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Our pastoral apprentice Ethan Long presents the second of two sermons from Hebrews 13. His presentation is followed by additional comments from Pastor Kevin.

Responsibilities to Our Leaders: Remember & Follow (Hebrews 13:7)

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Our pastoral apprentice Ethan Long presents the first of two sermons from Hebrews 13. His presentation is followed by additional comments from Pastor Kevin.