The Work of a Preacher

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(Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16)

Actually preaching the gospel to the lost in some way..newspaper articles, website, home-studies, personal work, various efforts to sow the seed in the community and the world. Each preacher has his own way to do it. The end result is that the gospel is being proclaimed somehow.


(Ephesians 4:11-13; Hebrews 6:1; Matthew 23:23; II Timothy 4:4; James 5:14-15)

The preacher's task within the church is to build it up in the Spirit and in numbers. He does this by teaching, correcting, being an example, leading in spiritual growth. If there are no elders he also sees to the needs of those who require counseling or comforting (ie. Visiting the widows, hospital, etc.)


(Ephesians 4:15-16; Titus 1:5)

The preacher organizes the church for service. He does this by training individuals. He also develops leaders by training them to work alongside of him and by delegating responsibilities and providing encouragement. This is how Roger himself was trained. The "projects" are various ways of leading or serving in the 5 ministry areas – Evangelism, Education, Fellowship, Worship, Service.


(John 17:20-21; Ephesians 4:3)

This is not usually in the preacher's normal job description but it comes up a lot. Division in the church because of offenses, insults, misunderstandings, often occur and the preacher has to constantly be on guard to try and diffuse these things. He does this by keeping the lines of communication open and practicing simple hospitality. When you know the members you have an easier time reaching out to them in times of difficulty.

Preachers should also work to promote unity and fellowship among the congregations as well so there can be harmony and cooperation in the brotherhood.

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