The Call to Pastor (From All Nations Leadership Institute)

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,Servant Leadership, Session 1-Lecture 1 from All Nations Leadership Institute. This course prepares the student to lead like Jesus as a pastor in a diverse, church culture. Each student will examine …

,Servant Leadership, Session 1-Lecture 1 from All Nations Leadership Institute. This course prepares the student to lead like Jesus as a pastor in a diverse, church culture. Each student will examine and explore traits, beliefs and behaviors critical to ministerial leadership. Topics of study include the role of the pastorship, daily spiritual practices, pastoral integrity, synergististic leadership for Kingdom living, visioneering in a changing culture and missional leadership.

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  • 1. Call to Pastor Module 1-Lecture 1
  • 2. Pastor(poimēn)Eph 4:11 Poimēn alsominister means of a shepherd church (i.e., Mark 6:34; Heb 13:20; 1 Pet 2:25) Pastor
  • 3. The pastorship holdsgreat responsibility. To ponder… Why do you feel called to pastor?What motivates you to pastor?
  • 4. Call to Pastor Topical Overview .Meaning .Motives .Discernment .Key Points
  • 5. What is the meaning of call?
  • 6. Meaning The word call has 22 different meanings in the New Testament.The call (klētos, Grk.), as it relates topastor, concerns itself with divine electionor commission to individuals for specialvocation (i.e., apostleship--Rom 1:1)
  • 7. Foundational Verses“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called tobe an apostle, separated unto the gospelof God, “(Rom 1:1 KJV).“Paul, called to be an apostle of JesusChrist through the will of God,” (1 Cor1:1)
  • 8. Invitation “Through the from God’s will of God” Spirit (1 Cor 1:1) (1 Cor 1:1) God’scommission Set apart for for office the Gospel (Rom 1:1; (Rom 1:1) 1 Cor 1:1) Call to Pastor
  • 9. “God is at work in the world today seeking and saving those who are lost.God’s call is a divine invitation from God Himself to join Him in that work in an official, lifetime work” (Delphos First Assembly of God)
  • 10. What are the right motives?
  • 11. Motives“Motives are inward thoughts and reasonsbehind the words we say and the behaviors Wrong Motives that we do.” Inward thoughts and reasons behind (Dan Walker, Life Church St. Louis, 2010).
  • 12. Right Motives Wrong MotivesDesiring a good work Desire to cause discontent(1 Tim 3:1) (1 Tim 6:3) Depraved in mind and bereft of truth (6:5)
  • 13. Right Motives Wrong MotivesDesiring a good work Desire to cause discontent(1 Tim 3:1) (1 Tim 6:3) Depraved in mind and bereft of truth (6:5)Willingness to be “ministers Have a corrupt mind andof Christ, stewards of the wicked heart (6:5); love ofmysteries of God” & “found money (6:10)faithful” (1 Cor 4:1-2)
  • 14. Right Motives Wrong MotivesDesiring a good work Desire to cause discontent(1 Tim 3:1) (1 Tim 6:3) Depraved in mind and bereft of truth (6:5)Willingness to be “ministers Have a corrupt mind andof Christ, stewards of the wicked heart (6:5); love ofmysteries of God” & “found money (6:10)faithful” (1 Cor 4:1-2)Wanting to be a good Don’t desire sound doctrine,servant of Christ, nourished but controversies abouton the words of faith & unimportant andsound teaching, trained in unsubstantial matters (6:4);godliness (1 Tim 4:6-7) disagree with teaching on godliness (6:3)
  • 15. How do you know you’re called?
  • 16. DiscernmentConfirmation helps you discern the call to pastor.First and foremost, remember that God calls you topastor through His Spirit.He will confirm your call directly to you or speakthrough other people or experiences.
  • 17. Confirmations to discern the call…Voice of God speaks directly to you or through others andexperiences (Luke 6:13, Rom 1:1)
  • 18. Confirmations to discern the call…Voice of God Godly speaks counsel directly to (Prov 1:5; you or 19:20; 1 Tim through 3:1 ) others andexperiences (Luke 6:13, Rom 1:1)
  • 19. Confirmations to discern the call…Voice of God Godly Strong and speaks counsel continuing directly to (Prov 1:5; passion; a you or 19:20; 1 Tim sense of through 3:1 ) urgency others and (Rom 12:2; 1experiences Cor 9:16) (Luke 6:13, Rom 1:1)
  • 20. Confirmations to discern the call…Voice of God Godly Strong and Evidence of speaks counsel continuing spiritual directly to (Prov 1:5; passion; a gifting you or 19:20; sense of (1 Cor 12:1- through 1 Tim 3:1 ) urgency 11; others and (Rom 12:2; Eph 4:11-12)experiences 1 Cor 9:16) (Luke 6:13, Rom 1:1)
  • 21. What are the summary points?
  • 22. Key Summary Points • The call (klētos, Gr.) to pastor is a divineMeaning commission from the Holy Spirit. • Right motives for accepting the call to pastor influence inward thoughts, which inMotives turn, impact proper words & behaviors. • Discern the call to pastor. Carefully listen forDiscern the voice of God to confirm the call.
  • 23. “A shepherd in the Near East was responsible for watching out for enemies trying to attack the sheep, defending the sheep from attackers, healing the wounded and sick sheep, finding and saving lost or trapped sheep, loving them, and sharing their lives and to earn their trust” (BLB, 2012).Photo Credit: Did You Know.....?? - Matavuvale Network
  • 24. Photo Credit: Pastor Robert-Nikos.Blogspot
  • 25. ReferencesBlue Letter Bible. (2012). “Shepherd.” BLB Lexicon. Retrieved on December 29, 2012, fromhttp://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G4166&t=KJVEaton, Dan. (2011). “Pastors – God Called & Church Called.” Delphos First Assembly of God.Retrieved on December 28, 2012, from http://delphosfirstassemblyofgod.com/pastors-blog/pastors-god-called-church-called/Mohler, Albert. (2008). “Has God Called You? Discerning the Call to Preach. “Crosswalk.com. Retrieved on December 28, 2012, fromhttp://www.crosswalk.com/church/pastors-or-leadership/has-god-called-you-discerning-the-call-to-preach-11568212.htmlStauffer, Claude. (2001). “Are You Called To Be A Pastor?” Calvary Chapel of Hope.Retrieved on December 28, 2012, fromhttp://www.calvarychapelofhope.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74:are-you-called-to-be-a-pastor&catid=12:topical-studiesWalker, Dan. (2010). “Why Motives are important.” Life church St. Louis. RetrievedDecember 28. 2012, from http://www.pastordanwalker.org/2010/10/why-motives-are-important.htm
  • 26. Information: Deb Strlek (debbiestrlek@msn.com)http://allnationsleadershipinstitute.org