Date of Award
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
There are many phases of the pastoral ministry, each one having a unique and necessary purpose. A high emphasis has always been placed on the pastor as a preacher. Serving as administrator has also been encouraged. Today, the phase of the pastor as counselor has been reaching the forefront. It is true that these are all vital parts of the pastoral ministry, but there is yet another phase that must not be neglected. This is pastoral calling. Without effectively practicing this phase, the pastor's ministry is lacking and incomplete.
Dougherty, Douglas O'Neal, "A Pastor's Guidebook for Effective Pastoral Calling" (1972). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 152.