JOB DESCRIPTION: Pastor
APOSTOLIC BIBLE CHURCH
PASTOR: DAVID BEECHAM
1. Must be filled with the Holy Ghost.
2. Must meet the qualifications for church membership.
3. Must be loyal to the Pastor.
4. Must be willing to work in harmony with others.
5. Must carry a burden for souls of men and women.
6. Must be able to generate excitement for the job.
7. Must be able to lead and motivate people.
8. Must be faithful and dependable in accomplishing duties of the position.
The Pastor is the feeder, protector, guide and shepherd of a flock of God’s people. In speaking of Spiritual gifts Paul wrote in Eph. 4:11-12 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
The position of Pastor is a God appointed one in which God holds him responsible for the welfare and outcome of the flock Jeremiah wrote in the 23rd chapter “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord. Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; ye have scattered
my flock and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.”
The Pastor’s main responsibility, according to scripture, is to pray and devote himself to ministering the Word of God, through preaching and teaching.
Every other facet of the Pastoral ministry is second to the spiritual ministry. These other areas are; administrating Church business. Caring for the congregation, through hospital visits, funeral services, and prayers for special occasions.
It is the Pastor’s responsibility to perform weddings,conduct funerals,
dedicate babies, administer communion, and oversee the assembling together of believers.
The pastor is to oversee every ministry and activity of the local congregation. Seeing that responsible and Godly people fill the role of leaders in these various positions.
The Pastor answers directly to God, and should hear from Him for the direction and vision of the local Church. The Pastor is responsible to God for the oversight of the flock and is accountable to the congregation for his actions.
Even though the Pastor is responsible to the congregation he is not to be manipulated by them, this is defiantly not the will of God, and in no way conforms to the scriptural Pastor. A good and right relationship between Pastor, Church leaders, and congregation will lead to a healthy, growing and revival Church.