Spiritual guides have a few but essential responsibilities:
- Preserve sound doctrine,
- Equip the saints for service,
- Mobilize God’s church to fulfill its mission.
In this way God will be glorified.
Someone said their job was to mature the members. This falls far short of the goal. Maturation means looking outside of self. Maturity means doing God’s will as far as others are concerned and to do what God desires: the salvation of all people.