Exalting Christ and Loving People


The gift of pasturing is the ability to care for the spiritual needs of a group of believers and equip them for ministry. People with this gift can nurture a small group in spiritual growth and assume responsibility for their welfare.

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away” (1 Peter 5:2–4).