Positive Impact: The pastor is a person of prayer and Bible study who is able to exemplify a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus – ministering out of the overflow of the time spent with Christ. A healthy pastor is committed to his or her family and exercises spiritually dependent leadership in family life and in the life of the church.
Positive Impact: The pastor will diligently seek God’s leading to collaboratively shape and cast vision and then drive the movement toward church health including an outward focus
Positive Impact: The pastor has a thorough understanding of the Biblical message of God’s grace toward sinners, is committed and loyal to Seventh-day Adventist theological beliefs, and is able to expound the Church’s distinct doctrinal understanding as an expression of the grace of God in Jesus.
The pastor understands the need for constant growth, in spiritual life, in intellectual understanding and in professional skills, and is committed to ongoing practical education. As a diligent and careful student of the Word the healthy pastor enjoys continuous growth and learning while promoting Christ-centered education for all
Positive Impact: A healthy pastor is socially and emotionally intelligent; skilled in inter-generational and inter-personal relations
Positive Impact: The minister senses a deep concern for the eternal salvation of every individual and so seeks to become proficient in communicating the Gospel in a manner that arrests the attention of the hearers and leads them to a life-long commitment to Christ. He or she enjoys sharing the Biblical message with people in visitation, small groups, preaching and appreciates the ministry of public evangelism
Positive Impact: The minister is able to adapt to various situations and possesses the attitude and education that enables him or her to successfully lead the operation of a local church. The minister is well organized and able to administer time and available resources
Positive Impact: The healthy pastor has a desire to grow people in ministry. This includes identifying giftedness and heart for ministry and then facilitating growth opportunities as part of resourcing/learning discipleship environment for church leaders