The Ministerial department provides resources and consultation to help local churches and Pastors carry the gospel commission of Matthew 24:14 to their communities.
The ministerial department provides the local pastor with pastoral resources. The department’s goals are to minister to each pastor to help enhance his ability to serve, to provide an atmosphere in which pastors may be used of God as dynamic channels for the Holy Spirit, and to offer opportunities for them to improve skills through numerous seminars as well as continuing education.
The pastor has been appointed by the conference committee to be the spiritual leader of the local congregation. It is the pastor’s function to coordinate all the evangelism activities that present the gospel message of Jesus Christ to the community. By sermons, visitation, counseling, and earnest prayers in behalf of those in need, the pastor sets the example for church members and leads the way by inspiring the members to be a truly caring, soul-winning body of people.
The pastor’s highest work is to develop the local church into a training center for Christian service. It is important that the pastor find ways to involve each member in some phase of church activity so that everyone possible can participate in the joy of being a part of the team.
The Arkansas-Louisiana Conference is committed, by God's grace, to fulfilling its commission of sharing the gospel with others throughout our two states.