The transfer of pastors is an age-old phenomenon dating from the early church as recorded in the Bible. This process was conducted in consultation with the Holy Spirit and the leaders of the Church. In the contemporary Church, the same format is used. However, what is lacking is unequal treatment given to pastors who are posted to rural areas that were not evident in the early church. This paper employed the qualitative research approach in studying rural pastoral care in three Classical Pentecostal churches in Ghana. The study findings indicate that children of rural pastors face challenges which affect their holistic development. It recommends pastors and their families should be given fair treatment in the transfer process to ensure the holistic development of their children.
Keywords: Rural Pastoral Transfer, Equity, Holistic Development
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Job Wiredu is a full time minister of The Church of Pentecost, with a BA Theology honours and MA in Theology, Missions and Culture. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Religious Studies – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. His research interests are in Pentecostal Rural Pastoral Care in Ghana, Biblical Hermeneutics in Africa Scholarship, and Bible Translation in Africa Context.
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