A pastor is viewed as a theologian, counselor, administrator, and researcher of the Scriptures. As a consequence, church members will make inquiry from him about many different kinds of issues, including some that are extremely controversial within the life of a church (he as a minister has to become a referee). Thus, it is important that one prepare himself for every situation so that the under-shepherd will be able to teach God’s people (2 Timothy 4:2). Most likely this is another reason why you are in this course. Thus, this paper has been designed so that you can learn to administrate on issues involving church life. Usually, in ministry, the minister is faced with difficult issues, and is only given a short period of time to respond. Therefore, this exercise has been created to teach you how to quickly define and defend your stance. You will have 2 different topics. These 2 choices will be written in 2 separate papers.
These papers should be written so that they define/explain your position and defend your views. These papers should be accompanied by a properly formatted title page, and should be between 1–2 pages in length. The content of these papers should include a very brief presentation discussing a controversial issue within the life of the church. This paper should include at least 2 resources (1 of which should be your Bible) and follow Turabian guidelines without any grammatical or spelling errors.
1. Some in your church want to make a man who has been divorced and re-married a deacon, some do not.
2. A very key leader in your church has been found ethically/morally wrong—some say get rid of him or her and some say Christ forgave; why shouldn’t we do the same?