Seventh-day Adventist Chaplain
Office Consultation Hours
Monday: 11:00- 16:00 Hrs
Tuesday: 11:00- 18:00 Hrs
Friday: 11:00- 15:00 Hrs
Sunday: Wedding/Premarital/Post Marital/ General Counseling/ Visitation
Tuesday: Office and Executive Council/ Church Board (18:00-21:00)
Wednesday: Day off
Thursday: Morning: Study/Sermon Preparation/ Sexual Harassment Committee/ Ministerial Council (CKC)
Afternoon: Meeting KUSDA’s Stakeholders)
Friday: Office and Sabbath Preparation
Sabbath: Church Programs at KUSDA (Sermons, Holy Communion, Baptism, Bible Studies & Visitations)
***I conduct a week of prayer once a month for a full week from 19:00- 20:00 that covers various aspects of the Christian Life as outlined in the training strategy below…
My schedule is informed by my vision for KUSDA and the Job Description below.
KUSDA exists to prepare faithful committed, sacrificial army of young people who knowing the times, like the sons of Issachar, are ready for the Second Coming of Christ and are actively involved in preparing others for the impending and imminent return of Christ in glory with a sense of urgency.
To nurture and equip every Adventist in KUSDA to be a Christ-centered Spirit-filled disciple and disciple-maker
To pass the spiritual and godly legacy to the next generation by mentoring and Equipping KUSDA students to be self-reliant, world-class transforming servant-leaders
The Four-Fold Strategy:
Strategy One: Training: (Focus of Training)
- Inculcate a Christocentric worldview
- Spiritual serving leadership
- Biblical stewardship
- Self reliance
- Social justice
- Biblical work ethics
- Spearheading social change
- Principal of biblical financial management
- Lifestyle education
- Family life education
- Substance abuse counselor
- Christian ethics
- Proposal writing
- Strategic planning
- Communication skills
- Conflict management
Strategy Two: Completion of the church building: (Even though the church was dedicated on Sept 13, 2014, the following needs to be done to turn into an Adventist Leadership Lay Training Institute)
- The ablution block
- The church library and Guest House
- Electrical wiring
- Furnishings and fittings the building with pews
- Fellowship Hall
Strategy Three: Training and involving students in community outreach through the following avenues
- Field evangelism- (Ongoing)
- Health evangelism- (Ongoing)
- Prison ministry- (Trained)
- Hospital ministry
- Self reliance workshops
- Leadership seminars
- Welfare ministry
- Substance abuse counseling
- Teenage sexuality
- Civic education
- Radio and TV Evangelism (Ongoing)
Strategy Four: Establish a solid financial base for funding training and outreach ministry
- Establish CAMPUS foundation
- Proposals to funding agencies for various programs
- NACADA for substance abuse education
- NACK for sex education
- ADRA for welfare work
- KUSDA budget
Pastoral Job Description
This document sets forth the basic expectations of a Biblical, pastoral ministry in this Conference. Pastors may be confronted at times by unrealistic or even conflicting, expectations by different groups in the church, community, family, and even of themselves. In attempting to define pastoral expectations, it is hoped that some of the stress pastors feel, in endeavoring to be everything to everyone, will be reduced.
This document is not intended as a “check-list” nor is it comprehensive, for it would be impossible for every situation and detail to be covered. Rather, it is a concise outline of most of the basic elements present in a balanced approach to ministry.
The most basic expectation is that a pastor is a spiritual person with a strong commitment to Jesus Christ. From that commitment all ministry flows. Each pastor is unique and should have freedom and encouragement to reach fulfillment and joy in ministry. The call to ministry is a call to faithfulness.
- An intentional, daily devotional experience.
- Demonstrate an intentional plan for spiritual growth.
- Average one day off each week.
- Take a Sabbath away with family two or three times a year, in addition to vacation, to visit another church, pastoral family, or to simply get away.
- Schedule time each day for interaction with your family in worship, recreation and meals.
- Take annual vacations according to policy.
- Recognize the influence of a supportive family as a significant impact in the success of ministry, even though members of the family are not responsible for ministry.
- Enroll children in a Seventh-day Adventist denominational school. Other alternatives need consultation with Conference administration.
Personal and Professional Growth
- Take a minimum of two CEU’s (20 hours) annually.
- Devote several hours of study each month on material not specifically directed to sermon preparation.
- Read a minimum of ten books each year. It is suggested that some Spirit of Prophecy books be included.
- Participate in a local ministerium and, if possible, in a local area professional group.
- Spend one-half hour in vigorous exercise at least three times a week. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the health principles of the church.
- The proclamation of God’s Word, centered in Jesus Christ, should be the main focus.
- Maintain doctrinal and hermeneutical soundness in all sermons.
Pastoral Job Description
- Preach up-building rather than destructive or judgmental sermons, feeding the flock.
- Deliver sermons in an interesting, creative and motivating manner.
- Spend adequate study and preparation time each week to ensure an appropriate worship experience.
- Plan a preaching schedule at least one quarter in advance with varied styles of sermons, meeting the congregation’s felt needs, and with the pastor preaching regularly.
- Invite into the pulpit loyal, Seventh-day Adventist members known to be in regular standing. Exception is made for government officials who may, on special occasions, be invited. Other exceptions, or clarification, are handled in consultation with Conference administration.
- Pastoral Services
- Maintain a regular and systematic program of member visitation both by the pastor and through people who care and have skills to visit in homes.
- Maintain scheduled and published office hours.
- Provide spiritual counseling and/or referral for members’ crisis situations.
- Be available for crisis situations at any time of the day; however, reasonable limitations must be maintained on routine matters to protect pastors and their family from inordinate intrusions into their private lives.
- Develop a plan, in consultation with local church leadership, for reclaiming inactive members.
- Process redemptive discipline following Church Manual guidelines.
- Nurture youth involvement and assimilation in the church.
- Maintain sensitivity to groups with special needs, e.g. elderly, disabled, single parents.
A personal involvement in soul winning will model a passion for people, not because of being paid for a job, but out of love for Christ.
- Provide leadership toward church growth.
- Involve members in spiritual gifts identification, equipping, training, organizing, and discipling, including an on-going program of personal Bible studies.
- Provide some form of “sowing/reaping/discipling” cycle, which gives people the opportunity to accept Christ and join the Seventh-day Adventist Church, carried out perpetually in each church. The duration of the cycle is decided by the pastor and the local church.
- Track Sabbath morning attendance giving special emphasis to keeping in touch with people rather than just numbers, watching the trends and understanding the reasons for significant changes.
- Plan regular, baptismal Sabbaths as a focus of your evangelistic outreach.
- Maintain a current, active interest list.
- Lead the church in establishing short term and long-range objectives.
- Plan a yearly calendar including boards, harvest focus, programs and other important events.
- Lead the local church in establishing an annual budget.
- Work in harmony with the actions of the local church board, school board, and the Conference Executive Committee. If any conflict arises, counsel with Conference administration is urged.
- Maintain awareness of information contained in communications from the Conference, implementing the necessary items in an appropriate manner in the local church.
- Report to the Conference through whatever systems of accountability is established. Insure that the clerk and treasurer’s reports are submitted in a timely manner.
- Negotiate role expectations with local church board annually; utilize an evaluation process periodically.
- Live in harmony with the fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- Be faithful in returning tithe. NAD Working Policy states: “Because of its importance as a principle and the spiritual experience it represents, tithing, like other basic beliefs and practices of the church, becomes a condition of employment for all credentialed/licensed employees.” -D 55 05
- Avoid borrowing money from church members and/or accepting large gratuities from individual church members.
- Be honest and fair in all business relationships.
- In harmony with Biblical principles, be loyal, in word and action, to colleagues, leadership and the policies of the Seventh-day Adventist church at all levels. If problems arise, follow the Biblical and church-established conflict resolution procedures.
- Attend the ministerial meetings called by Conference leadership.
- Give full energy to the ministry. NAD Working Policy states: “Conference and institutional employees shall refrain from any side lines, or activity, either denominational or extra-denominational, which has the effect of diminishing their influence and/or infringing on the time and efficiency of the work to which they are assigned. –Y 06 06