Concordia Theological Monthly

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pastor, ministry, christian, faith, missionary

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


As the pastor of today surveys the scene presented by life In twentieth-century America, the setting in which he must practise his profession, he cannot but be impressed by the increasing magnitude of the task set for him. This task is indeed many-sided. It includes the functions of the public ministry, the preaching of the Word and the public administration of the Sacraments; it includes the teaching functions of the ministry in the educational activities of the Church; it includes administrative tasks as executive head of a rather complex organization; it includes missionary activities and frequently service in synodical offices; it includes a prominence in the community at large, particularly when moral issues are at stake; and it includes the maintaining of delicately balanced social relationships with all types and classes of men.


Practical Theology

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars