• A Theology of Pastoral Ministry from an Adventist Perspective

    Author(s):
    Walter M. Alaña Huapaya
    Editor(s):
    Tom de Bruin (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Spes Christiana (journal)
    Subject(s):
    Pastoral studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Adventist, Pastoral Ministry, Pauline Model
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/1469-cp08
    Abstract:
    This article aims to review the main biblical texts that refer to the pas-toral function in the Old and New Testaments. In reviewing these texts as a whole, it is possible to identify a series of orientations that can contribute to the elaboration of a Theology of Pastoral Ministry from an Adventist perspective. There are some essential concepts that emerge from this study: (1) Jehovah is the pastor of his people par ex-cellence. (2) God decides to share the pastoral ministry with human pastors who are sovereignly elected by Him. (3) These human pastors are in charge of leading the church in fulfilling the mission that God shares with them. (4) The concept of pastoral leadership in the NT reaches its climax with the incarnation of the Son of God. (5) After the ascension of Christ, the apostles are in charge of leading pastorally the new church. (6) With the ministry of Paul, a ministerial paradigm fo-cused on the fulfilment of the world mission was strengthened. (7) Later, the pioneers of the Adventist movement, with the guidelines of Ellen G. White, developed a pastoral model following the Pauline example.
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