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The research contained herein demonstrates that no universal consensus is possible regarding the pastoral role, and that this lack of consensus is not healthy for the pastoral and local church ministries.
Research into the exegetical material found a clear espousal of the primacy of pastoral leadership for the pastoral office; viewing pastoral care as, at best, a sub-set responsibility of the pastoral office that is most appropriately exercised by the larger church body members; not being particular to the pastoral office. Investigating the practicalities inherent infacilitating effective modern local church ministry also illustrated the primacy of pastoral leadership for the office.