Grateful to Serve
In Scripture, the term pastor is interchangeable with overseer, elder, and shepherd. The significance of this office emerges from God’s heart for his church. God has set the standard as the definitive shepherd, one who leads with truth and grace, justice and love. In God’s gracious provision of pastors, he extends his love and care to his people. Likewise, pastors are sheep under God’s care. They are called and gifted by God to lead and teach the church. In fact, the pastor’s primary responsibility is to faithfully and effectively teach God’s word to His people. Equally important, pastors must possess high moral character and live lives that commend the gospel and set an example for others. Such men are recognized and affirmed by the church. Through their example and teaching, pastors extend the Lord’s compassionate disposition towards his church.
At the Life Together Conference, we set our compass to navigate five cornerstones of our faith:
God Initiated and Exalting – Spotlighting God as the author and finisher of our faith.
Scripture Governed and Fueled – Rooting our gatherings in the unchanging truth of God’s Word.
Gospel Centered and Driven – Elevating the Gospel that binds our hearts in unity.
Spirit Enabled and Empowered – Moving under the powerful wings of the Holy Spirit.
Church Aware and Prioritized – Putting the church’s mission and well-being at the helm.