The Effective Pastor Multiplies

It is absolutely necessary for pastors to multiply themselves


Jimmy Scroggins strongly supports pastoral multiplication, wherein pastors find other gifted leaders in the church and give them pastoral responsibilities. Listen as he explains the biblical call to multiply and shares his advice for doing so.


Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)

18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


1 Corinthians 11:1 (ESV)

1Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Considering your own place in Christian leadership (Pastor, Bible teacher, small group leader, discipler, etc.), how can you personally adapt 1 Corinthians 1:11? Are you in a place in your personal walk where you could confidently say this to those who look up to you?
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How, specifically, will you become a model for disciple making?
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Ephesians 4:11-12 (ESV)

11And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,12to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


What pastoral duties need to be done around your church that do not require pastoral staff? Where can you plug in your people to see them grow and participate in your ministry?
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Do you ever struggle with sharing responsibility? How do you spread your influence to work as a team within your community?
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Every member of the church is called to ministry, and, if you are a leader in the church, it is your job to equip your members for their ministry.