KANSAS CITY – Vic Borden, the pastor of Red Bridge Baptist Church here, focuses on his ministry strengths. For him, that means walking alongside his congregation as shepherd and counselor, weeping with those who weep and rejoicing with those who rejoice.
“I’m just an OK administrator, theologian and preacher, but I am in my zone when I am tending the flock,” Borden said. I have that heart for God’s people, and I think they would tell you that. I feed them and I watch out for them and offer them spiritual and emotional protection.”
He of course fills the roles of administrator, theologian and preacher to the best of his ability, but Borden is most at home when he is side by side with the church.
“Shepherd is who I am,” he said. “That’s my calling.”
For Borden, Ephesian 4:12 is all the inspiration and instruction he needs to continue tending the flock in this way, where Paul instructed the church at Ephesus to embrace their individual gifts and strengths to equip “the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ.”