LOVE TABERNACLE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
BOOK: The Ministry Gifts
Chapter 2: The Five-Fold Ministry Gifts
Means "shepherd", one who tends, watches over, guides, feeds, and protects the flock. Translated in new testament as:
- always as "shepherd(s)", except in Eph 4:11 as pastor.
- other words used to refer to a pastor:
TYPE OF WORK:
- shepherd (Heb 13:20, 1 Pet 2:25, 5:4)
- bishop (1 Tim 3:1),
- overseer (Acts 20:28),
- elder (1 Tim 5:17).
- A pastor's main work is showing the love of the Cheif Shepherd, Jesus (John10:11, Heb
13:20, 1 Peter 2:25, 5:4)
to the sheep. A pastorial anointing is must evident on a one to
one basis, as the love of Jesus pours forward, particularly with mercy,
rather than being recognizable in teaching and preaching.
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
- Has oversight of a church, to watch over it as a protector,
as a provider (feed), as a leader (guide), and to tend to needs (hurts,
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock,
over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the
church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
1 Peter 5:1-2
The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder,
and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the
glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you,
taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for
filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
- Can preach, teach (1 Tim 3:2),
counsel, love, and show mercy. Usually does not travel, but stays
with the sheep. Without pastors, most sheep would go astray.
COMBINATION OF GIFTINGS:
Most likely gifts active in this office:
1 Tim 3:2
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife,
vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Motivational: mercy, exhortation, give, organization (rule).
Five Fold: pastor, and maybe others.
Charismatic: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, tongues, and
interpretation of tongues
SHOW HONOR TO WHO HONOR IS DUE (Pastor):
- A pastor's heart is very tender toward the sheep,
particularly the new born babes in God. Let me explain it this
way, if in the natural someone has this beautiful little baby in your
church, and you just love to hold it and play with it. But when
the baby starts vomiting on you, or his diaper is full and stinky, its
time to hand the baby back to mommy. Well, a pastor's heart is
like a mother's for her child. He loves the baby, even when the
baby gets up and says the most unscriptural thing in church, or has
just come back in crying again over the same sin attack from Satan for
the seventh time today. The pastor loves him, and gently cleans
him up, and puts him back out to play.
- A pastor, working with the Holy Spirit, will know when a
member is in trouble. This allows him to pray the person through,
while maybe not even having seen or spoken to the person in the
- A pastor will get a word of wisdom or word of knowledge when counseling to be able to answer the hard questions.
Take care of your pastor, particularly in the natural:
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.