A Pastor’s Job Description by Pastor Phillip Way

A Pastor’s Job Description:

1. Shepherd the Flock – 1 Peter 5:1-3

a. Exercise oversight willingly
b. Without abusing power
c. Never for dishonest gain
d. With eagerness
e. Leading by example, not by domination

2. Equip the Saints – Eph. 4:12-16

a. For the work of the ministry
b. For the edification of the Body
c. To be unified in faith and knowledge of the Son of God
d. To be mature and like Christ
e. To be certain of what they believe
f. To speak the Truth in love
g. To work together in growth and edification in love

3. Charge (instruct) the Saints – 1 Tim. 1:3-4; 6:17; 2 Tim. 2:14

a. To teach sound doctrine
b. To refuse lies that cause disputes
c. Not to be haughty if they are rich
d. Not to trust in riches but in the Living God
e. Not to strive about words to no profit

4. Teach – 1 Tim. 2:7; 4:6, 11; 6:2; 2 Tim. 4:2

a. Faith in Jesus
b. Truth
c. Sound doctrine
d. Contentment
e. Honorable living
f. With longsuffering while convincing, rebuking, and exhorting

5. Reject – 1 Tim. 4:7; 2 Tim. 2:16; Titus 3:10

a. Fables
b. Profane and idle babblings
c. A divisive man after one or two warnings (church discipline)

6. Exercise godliness – 1 Tim 4:7, 10, 12-16; Titus 2:15; 2 Tim. 1:6

a. Labor and suffer reproach if necessary
b. Let no one despise your youthful age
c. Be an example to the believers
d. Give attention to reading, exhortation, and doctrine
e. Do not neglect your spiritual gift(s)
f. Meditate on God’s Word, giving yourself to it completely
g. Have evidence of your spiritual progress
h. Take heed to yourself and your doctrine
i. Continue in truth

7. Exhort – 1 Tim. 5:1-3; Titus 1:9

a. And convince with sound doctrine those who contradict truth

8. Rebuke – 1 Tim.5:20; Titus 1:10-13

a. Sinners in the presence of all
b. By stopping the mouths of insubordinate, idle talkers
c. Sharply those not sound in the faith

9. Keep – 1 Tim. 5:22; 1 Tim. 6:14; 2 Tim. 1:14

a. Yourself pure
b. The commandments
c. The Word that has been committed to you

10. Pursue – 1 Tim. 6:11; 2 Tim. 2:22

a. Righteousness
b. Godliness
c. Faith
d. Love
e. Patience
f. Gentleness
g. Peace

11. Remind – 2 Tim. 2:14; Titus 3:1

a. Of the gospel
b. To be obedient

12. Be – 2 Tim. 2:1, 24; 2 Tim. 4:2, 5

a. Strong in grace
b. Gentle
c. Able to teach
d. Always ready
e. Watchful in all things

13. Do not – 2 Tim. 1:8; 2:24;

a. Be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord
b. Quarrel

14. Speak – Titus 2:1, 11-14, 15

a. Things proper for sound doctrine
b. These things
c. Exhortations, rebuking with all authority

15. Withdraw, avoid, flee, and turn away from – 1 Tim. 6:3-5, 11, 20; 2 Tim. 2:22-23; 3:5, 9

a. False Teachers
b. Greed and evil
c. Profane and idle babblings, contradictions
d. Youthful lusts
e. Foolish and ignorant disputes
f. Evil-doers (according to 2 Tim. 3:1-5)
g. Foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, strivings about the Law (with false teachers)

16. Hold Fast and Lay Hold – 2 Tim. 1:13; 1 Tim. 6:12

a. The pattern of sound words
b. Eternal life

17. Minister the Word – 1 Tim. 5:21; 2 Tim. 2:2, 25; 3:14; 4:2, 5

a. Observe God’s Word without prejudice or partiality
b. Commit the Word to faithful men who can teach others
c. Correct those in opposition
d. Continue in the Word
e. Preach the Word, being instant in and out of season
f. Do the work of an evangelist
g. Fulfill your ministry and calling

18. Prove yourself a good worker – 1 Tim. 1:18; 6:12, 20; 2 Tim. 2:3, 15; 4:5

a. Wage a good warfare
b. Fight a good fight
c. Guard what is committed to your trust
d. Endure hardship and affliction
e. Be diligent
f. Rightly handle the Word of God

19. In the Church – James 5:14; 1 Tim. 2:1-2; 4:14; 5:3; 2 Tim. 1:8; Titus 1:5; Acts 15:22

a. Pray for all men, especially the sick
b. Ordain and appoint other leaders (elders, teachers)
c. Honor widows
d. Share in the sufferings of the gospel
e. Set in order things that are lacking
f. Set church policy