Christian Unity Baptist Church

Charge to Pastor Stephens

“Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to the shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” Acts 20:27-28

“Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.” 1 Timothy 5:17

“Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock” 1 Peter 5:2-3

  • Will you commit to faithfully preach the whole counsel of God’s inerrant Word, in season and out, without apology and without compromise, not shrinking to declare the whole counsel of God? Acts 20:27; 2 Timothy 4:1-5
  • Will you commit to lead this church by being a personal example to this congregation, committed to a life of holiness, abstaining from all practices that may jeopardize your witness and spending and being spent for proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ? 2 Corinthians 12:15. 1 Peter 5:3:1 Timothy 5:19
  • Will you commit to lead this congregation by being a personal gospel witness in your own life? Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 20:20
  • Will you commit yourself to loving this congregation by praying fervently for those Christ purchased with His own blood and has now given you to shepherd in this church? 2 Chronicles 7:14; Acts 6:4; Acts 20:28
  • Will you do everything in your power to shepherd this flock by protecting them from false teaching and false teachers? Titus 1:9; Acts 20:29-30; 2 Timothy 4:3-4
  • Will you commit to be God’s leader in your own home, teaching your family the things of God, according to the Scripture, by the word and deed and leading them to love Christ and His church? 1 Timothy 3:5
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