What I Promise You As Your New Pastor

Pastor Rob Elliott • April 12th, 2015


1.  I will shepherd you without duplicity (hypocrisy). (Psalm 78:72A)

2.  I will guide you with biblical principles, well-interpreted
     & well-applied.  (Psalm 78:72B)

3.  I will work hard.  (2 Timothy 2:6)

4.  I will be globally-minded.  (Matt.28:18-20)

5.  I will personally & publicly evangelize without embarrassment
    (2 Timothy 1:8) & without fearing rejection.  (2 Timothy 4:5)

6.  I will preach & teach correct doctrine whether it is popular
     or not.  (2 Timothy 1:13; 1 Timothy 1:19A;  Acts 20:18-21, 27)

7.  I will carefully monitor my own life & my own beliefs. (1 Timothy 4:16)

8.  I will work to multiply myself.  (2 Timothy 2:2)

9.  I will expect hardships & I will push through them. (1 Timothy 1:18-20)

10. I will first follow orders from my Commander.  (2 Tim. 2:4; Gal. 1:10)

11.  I will not call you to a standard of holiness which I
       personally skip.  (1 Timothy 1:19B; 2 Timothy 2:5, 21-22)

12.  I will lead you by serving you.  (Mark 10:42-45)

13.  I will strive to be gentle & humble in times of correcting
       you.  (2 Timothy 2:24-26)

14.  I will work in concert with the other Calvary Bible
       Church pastors.  (Titus 1:5)

15.  I will preach the Word.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
         “teaching” … This is the right path!
         “reproving” … Hey, you’re off the right path!
         “correcting” … Here’s how to get back on the right path!
         “training in righteousness” … These things will keep you
                                                                 on the right path.

16.  I will be accountable to other men.  (Proverbs 27:17)

17.  I will seek to resolve any charge against me in a
       Christ-honouring way and for the glory of God.  (1 Timothy 3:2A)
18.  I will work on my marriage & I will see it as being life-long.  (1 Tim. 3:2B)

19.  I will not be given to extremes.  (1 Timothy 3:2C)

20.  I will measure my words & my actions.  (1 Timothy 3:2D)

21.  I will conduct myself in such a way that I respect & I bring respect to …
            my Lord & Saviour
            my wife & children
            all of you, my church family / flock
       I realize that I constantly represent all of you & that I
       always take all of you with me wherever I go!  (1 Timothy 3:2E)

22.  Beth & I will invite people into our home to show them the
       love of Jesus.  (1 Timothy 3:2F)

23.  I will not drink alcohol.  (1 Timothy 3:3A)

24.  I will not win an argument to lose a person who has a soul.
                                                               (1 Timothy 3:3B)

25.  I will not let money or what money can buy become an
       idol to me.  (1 Timothy 3:3C)

26.  I will work to servant-lead my wife & children to be
       Christ-like, self-controlled & respectable.  (1 Timothy 3:4)

27.  I will interact with the lost so as to bring honour to my
       Saviour.  (1 Timothy 3:7)

28.  I will strive to be self-disciplined.  (1 Timothy 4:7B-8)

29.  I will pray …
        for all of you
        for our church ministries
        for our missionaries
        for lost people
        for the Bahamas:  Government & people
                                                  (Acts 6:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-4)

30.  I will agape-love you realizing that you are the Good
       Shepherd’s precious sheep.  (1 Thessalonians 2:7-8, 10-12;
                                                             Philippians 1:3-8)

31.  I will let you love me.  (Philippians 2:17-18; 4:10-16)

So Help Me, God!