A Pastor..!! Is that REALLY a Job??


'pastor' lit. means 'shepherd' - the one who feeds those in the pasture; a person having spiritual care of people. Jesus Christ is called the "Good Shepherd" or "Good Pastor."

'clergy' [klur-jee] - the group of ordained persons in a religion, as distinguished from the laity (lit. the 'people' i.e. Non-ordained)

'priest' - one who stands between God and man, offering sacrifices on behalf of the people. Used as leader's title by some Christians (esp. Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican). Evangelicals do not usually use this title for their spiritual leaders because of the finished work of Jesus our high priest. 

'parish' - an ecclesiastical district having its own church and member of the clergy. 

'Rector' - a member of the clergy in charge of a parish.

'Vicar' - a person appointed to do the work of another. In the Anglican tradition, a Vicar serves on behalf of the Rector of the Parish, like an Associate. 

'Bishop' - an overseer, one who has the spiritual oversight of a group of churches, leader of a Diocese in the Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox tradition.  

What does a Pastor Do?


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