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pastor

1. a clergyman or priest in charge of a congregation
2. a person who exercises spiritual guidance over a number of people
3. a S Asian starling, Sturnus roseus, having glossy black head and wings and a pale pink body
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I entered the pastorate the same way every body does who graduates from seminary.
With the outbreak of the war, the time of the collective pastorates came to an end in March 1940.
13) In the following sections we shall see how the shepherds need to clarify their own essence for themselves and to others (media, other potential pastorates, the flocks, experts, researchers, and so on) before they can take actions to help others.
In this personal memoir of pastoral life--surely one of the most interesting genres of church history--Killinger exposed the fault lines in theological education, eviscerated pastoral predecessors who were little more than power-mongering CEOs, laughed with clergy colleagues at the petulance of the laity, sympathized with clergy who were trapped in dead-end pastorates, opined that some of the best people he had known had been capable of some of the most dastardly deeds, identified the bottom line of budgets as the governing power in local churches, suggested that bungee jumping will one day be regarded by anthropologists as a symbol of our entertainment-starved culture, and enumerated the never-ending tasks of a local church pastor.
Serving Presbyterian pastorates in Detroit, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia, Pierson came to national attention as a Bible expositor, essayist, and social activist.
A rising star in Methodism, Ward served pastorates in Chicago, during which time he helped found the Methodist Federation for Social Service and essentially wrote the famed Social Creed of the Churches, then taught at Boston University, and finally accepted a call to teach ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York, in 1918--from which he retired in 1941.
There is little surprise that the same elements would be representative of his later pastorates.
He served in pastorates in the North and South Islands and was an army chaplain in Vietnam.
Having served the church primarily in solo pastorates for the last 20 years, I was concerned that I would not be "hip" enough or "creative" enough to thrive in a campus ministry setting.
His pastoral ministry included hospital chaplaincy and pastorates at four parishes.
Earthy, gregarious, and often light-hearted, he is devoted to his students, returning their papers quickly, mentoring them into pastorates around the country, and relishing the melee of theological debate.
His previous pastorates were in California, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.