What are ten characteristics I look for in an aspiring pastor?

Scripture must first be our guide when evaluating a young man’s desire for pastoral ministry (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Pet. 5:1-4). This blueprint needs to then be evaluated by the young man’s desire for the work (internal calling), and then by the pastors and congregation of his local church (external calling). Although those Scripture qualities are helpful, they are not exhaustive. So, here are 10 other characteristics I look for that I feel are not necessarily deal breakers, but nonetheless very important for pastoral ministry and fall within the frame work of the fruit of the spirit in a Christian’s life:

  • A deep love and burden for people and
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  • A clear, personal love for Jesus
  • A warmth in personality that people respond to well
  • A unique ability to understand and explain God’s Word
  • An ability to emotionally engage people both public and private
  • A clear communicator
  • An authentic, honest awareness of his heart and personal brokenness
  • A humble teachable spirit
  • A clear possession of wisdom and discernment into life and struggles
  • A strong ability to empathize to a hurting person

Pastors, look for these in the future pastors in your church and consider your own character in light of these qualities.

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry
2 comments on “What are ten characteristics I look for in an aspiring pastor?
  1. Hello Brian,

    I’m a French Christian blogger. We adhere fully to Évangile 21 (the French version of TGC).

    Would you be so kind as to grant me permission to translate for our readers your article?

    Thanks ahead for considering this.

    Stéphane

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