Sunday, March 25, 2012

The School of the Pastor

This weekend we ran another segment of the 5-Fold School of Ministry. This time we focused on pastoring. Stephen and Dalene Russell, here in the US as missionaries from South Africa, did an amazing job.

Stephen's main scripture was the 23 Psalm, and for 3 sessions he broke it down to the elements of true shepherding. Here is the outline. I believe that you'll find some of the Americanized pastoral roles missing. Personally, I find that refreshing..


SERVING – PS. 23:1 THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

HEALING – PS.23:2 I SHALL NOT WANT

EQUIPPING – PS.23:2 HE MAKES ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURE

PREPARING – PS.23:2 HE LEADS ME BESIDE THE STILL WATER

HELPING – PS.23:3 HE RESTORES MY SOUL

ENTERING – PS.23:2 HE LEADS ME BESIDES THE PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAME SAKE

REASSURING – PS. 23:4 YEA THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH I WILL FEAR
NO EVIL FOR YOU ARE WITH ME

DIRECTING – PS.23:4 YOUR ROD AND YOUR STAFF, THEY COMFORT ME

IMPRESSING – PS.23:5 YOU PREPARE A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMY

NURTURING – PS. 23:5 YOU ANOINT MY HEAD WITH OIL, MY CUP RUNS OVER

GIVING – PS. 23:6 SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

If you are interested in leaning more about the 5-fold pastor in the church today, leave a comment or contact us at www.apostolicschool.com.

1 comment:

photogr said...

David:

I would be interested in this. However, at my age and getting older every day, I don't think I am capable of being any sort of a role model but it would be beneficial just in caes there ever was a calling.

Larry

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