Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Is It Necessary to Have a Pastor?

Here is a question I asked CARM.org last month. I decided to share it since I haven't been posting much this year. This question came up on regard to an encounter with a couple of evangelists from a home church who were trying to tell my wife and I that organized church is wrong and there is no need for a pastor. Please share your ideas!

Hi Michael!

Thanks for the question; It's a good one. I would say yes, it is necessary to have a pastor if you want to be a blessed and fully functioning part of the body of Christ. This, of course, is a great calling and the Church is Christ's means by which He ministers to the world in this age. Consequently, note this passage:

"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ" ~Eph 4:11 , 12

You see by this that pastors have been given by Christ to build the kind of Church He desires.

I hope this helps.