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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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In reference to these studies it might be argued that the basic arrangement between the pastorates and the rationalities guiding their activities are relatively similar everywhere.
Ward's experiences with the working poor in Chicago forever colored his understanding of the gospel, and his pastorates soured him on the comfortable Christian life of the middle and upper classes.
The move from the pastorate to Wilberforce greatly increased Wright's influence on the church and his people.
Among the activities held during the year were sponsoring ministers to walk around the boundaries of their pastorates, filling Smarties tubes with money - and coffee mornings.
These include greater lay participation through the development of what he calls pastorates, or groups of up to 30 people who meet once every two weeks for study and prayer, and to share a meal together.
But his application in Erlangen remained without success, as did all of his later inquiries into urban pastorates.
Rather, it takes shape from the pastorates of four men who provided extraordinary continuity across most of the twentieth century: John Timothy Stone (1908-28), Harrison Ray Anderson (1928-61), Elam Davies (1961-84), and John Buchanan (1985-present).
Bowing under the combined pressure of fewer new priests and the swelling ranks of retirees, bishops are awarding pastorates to men ordained for only four or five years.
Bartlett was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ by the Worcester Central Association in 1958, and served settled pastorates in West Medford; Rockdale; Oakville, Conn.
A further factor in the second model is a tendency towards longer-term pastorates, since the person's roots in one community are deeper and the work-life balance is more sustainable.
An ELCA pastor, she serves interim pastorates in Northeast Iowa and Southeastern Minnesota.