“Pastoring in a Secular Age”

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1 Peter 5:1-5 
Hope Small Group Discussion Questions 
  1. Jordan spoke about the perception Pastors and Elders face today in a secular society. How do you think the role of a Pastor functions in today’s secular society? How do you think culture views church elders and pastors? Has this changed for the way people used to view pastors? What factors do you think adds to this? 
  2. Define these words Elder (Gk. presbyteros), Shepard (Gk. Poimenos), Overseer (Gk. episkopos). How do they describe the total job of church eldership. 
  3. What is a Pastor not to be? Why do you think Peter lists these specific warnings for leaders? (5:2-3) 
  4. Describe the biblical role of a pastor/elder from these other relevant passages: Acts 6:4, Acts 20:28-31, 1 Tim. 3:2; 4:11-16; 5:17,            2 Tim. 1:13, 2:15, 2:24-26; 4:1-5. Titus 1:9, Eph. 4:12.