View of Ministry
My view of Ministry is that a Pastor is led by the Spirit to facilitate the following in truth and grace.
New Commandment John 13:34
34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
Greatest Commandments Matt 22:37 -40
37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
Great Commission Matt 28:19-20
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
This is done primarily by
Preaching as Paul encouraged Timothy to do – 2 Timothy 4:2
2 proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching.
Equipping the Saints Heb 13:21
21 make you complete in everything good so that you may do his will, working among us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
All this for the Glory of God