The mission of the Ministerial department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is to empower the ministerial community in leading churches to reach their world for Christ with hope & wholeness. Pastors who are the most effective in this mission are proficient in identifiable core qualities of ministry. These qualities serve as benchmarks for professional growth from the initial call, through undergraduate and Master of Divinity education, internship and continuing education.
Core Qualities of the Pastor There are two days in a congregation where pastors can make everyone happy. For some, it is the day we arrive, for others it is the day we leave.