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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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As Christianity attracts young men (and, less frequently, women) to pastorship because it is linked to ways of life that are empowering, aspiring pastors seek followers and opportunities both at home and in the diaspora and play an important role in the expansion of this form of Christian practice beyond Asante.
Petersburg, 1881-1917 (Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 2007); Jennifer Hedda, His Kingdom Come: Orthodox Pastorship and Social Activism in Revolutionary Russia (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2008); Jefferson J.
Among the points, signers of the declaration pledged to stop having multiple Masses on Sundays, allowing instead a Communion service and service of the word; to resist taking the pastorship of multiple parishes, installing instead lay parishioners in leadership roles; and to publicly promote the ordination of women and married men and women to the priesthood.
That Jackson served as an editor on the King Papers Project at Stanford University and is a pastor of a congregation in Cincinnati enhanced his analysis of King's first pastorship at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and his early public career.
A conflict was caused by the decline of the founding pastor's health and selection of his daughter to the pastorship. There were suspicions that funds for building repair were channeled contrary to its stated purpose.
Denham, the Dornfield minister, "felt that a crisis had come in his pastorship in the village: during the progress of this ball excitement he had noticed an increase of idleness; a falling off in the attendance on the Friday evening meetings ...
The day my mother delivered her first sermon after securing the pastorship of Ambler Mennonite, the day my father marshaled the armies of reason against the proponents of irreducible complexity, I sat in my DC apartment revising a short story inspired by that Christmas Eve service the three of us had attended together.
Immigration authorities--mainly the staff of Finnish Immigration Service and its reception centres--get their pastorship through applicable education, work experience, and their work assignment.
The best known case of this in Cape Breton occurred during the pastorship of Father Kenneth MacDonald who was parish priest of the Mabou-West Lake Ainslie parish from 1865 to 1894.
Hedda, Jennifer, His Kingdom Come: Orthodox Pastorship and Social Activism in Revolutionary Russia.