What is a pastor elect?
- rickLv 76 months ago
One that gets his post from popularity, rather than education, qualifications, experience, and appointment from a superior. Probably a charlatan
- DavidLv 76 months ago
I've never heard that term. Maybe it's a pastor who has been called but not yet installed.
- 6 months ago
one who has been chosen by the congregation.... but has not yet assumed the responsibility
- 6 months ago
In the Baptist church, the pastor must be voted in by the administrative council, as opposed to appointed, as with UMC. Different denominations have different governmental processes for selecting and appointing clergy. The pastor who is voted into the position would be the pastor elect, until they officially fill the position.
I'm not saying that the "pastor elect" is only Baptist, for the record. I was just using Baptist as an example because I know they have a more decentralized system of church government.
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- A Yahoo UserLv 76 months ago
an officer that has been elected to office
but who has not yet been [officially] installed into that office.
- Anonymous6 months ago
A pastor who has been hired by a church but not yet ceremoniously installed by the church council.
- DiscipleDaveLv 56 months ago
i know not what a Pastor elect is. But i do know who the elect are. They are the 144,000 and their offspring after them.