2feeds, motivational speaking, mass counseling sessions and a complete lack of reverence for God’s Word.The question asked “what is a pastor” if left up to the world would be just like thoseinternet responses, erratic broad and worldly but most of all it would not be biblical. Rather, thequestion needs to be “what makes a BIBLICAL Pastor?” allowing God’s inspired Word to be thedeciding judge. But how does one achieve this? What path needs to be taken and what actionsneed to be made in order to become a biblical pastor that achieves God’s goals? If “all havesinned and fallen short of the glory of God”
and start at the same state of unrighteousness, howdoes one grow in the faith to become a pastor? What is the process, in terms of biblical imagery,that turns a sheep into a shepherd?
The purpose of this paper is to shine light on thesepertinent questions. Rather than viewing the role of pastor through the eyes of the world,God’s Word will be consulted by looking at key passages and demonstrate how a believermoves from being a follower of God to becoming a leader for God.
This paper will flow from one passage to the next with each passage acting as a prerequisite to the next. The road to becoming a pastor is a process that has a starting place andan ending. This paper will show the flow of what needs to occur in the life of a believer to result