Tuesday, May 31

The pastor sees needs, provides comfort and encourages others.

Do you often find yourself feeling called to provide comfort and encouragement to others as they face challenges in life? 

How do you provide comfort and encouragement for other people?

Monday, May 30

The pastor cares for others with a tender heart.

Are you a person who feels the hurts and needs of others? 

Do you feel called to show love and compassion to those people as they go through difficult times?

May 29 - June 4

Fivefold Ministry:  Pastor

Ephesians 4:7, 11-13
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it…  It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

For the past three weeks we have been looking at the characteristics of each of the five ministry roles.  During these weeks, instead of having a devotional each day we have been looking at the characteristics of the ministry role that we have investigated that particular week.  There are also some reflection questions to help us think about that particular ministry role.  I encourage you to think about each of these characteristics and jot down some notes on your reflection.  This process can help each of us determine what our ministry role is and how to use it in the ministry of the church.

The ministry role of the week is Pastor.

Saturday, May 28

Evangelists are not timid about their faith and seem to share it with others regularly. 

Are you open and confident regarding your faith?

Are you willing and eager to share your faith when the opportunity arises?

Friday, May 27

Evangelists enjoy discussion and sharing their point of view.  Wherever they go, they seem to draw others into discussion about Jesus.

Do you like talking with others and politely sharing your point of view? 

When you talk with others do you find yourself finding ways to bring Jesus into the conversation?

Thursday, May 26

Evangelists know the Word and can make it relevant to non-Christians.

Do you know the Word of God? 

Do you spend time in God’s Word? 

Are you able to take biblical concepts and make them understandable to those who have yet to make the decision to follow Christ?

Wednesday, May 25

Evangelists are people that other people are drawn to and somehow they make each person feel like he or she is the only person that matters.

Do people seem to be drawn to you? 

Do you have the ability to make people feel good about themselves?

Tuesday, May 24

Evangelists love spending time with non-Christians and often remind other Christians that non-Christians are out there in the world.

Are you drawn to people who haven’t yet discovered the love of Christ? 

Are you aware of those who haven’t come to Jesus yet and do you remind other Christians that those people are all around us?