At lunch this week with several members of my Bible Study Group the subject of Staff Visitation came up, especially by the Pastor. Naturally since there were more then one of us there was more then one opinion. Our church is a large church with several thousand members with an ordained staff of seven. When I refer to visitation I'm including hospital, nursing homes, assisted living and home bound members. I was in a minority opinion, which was that I believe it is the responsibility of the pastor to see that there is a regular visitation program for these members and that if a pastor is studying and preparing his messages and sermons he does not have time for this. It is the duty of the elders and/or deacons (servants) and other staff members to do this. How do you pastor brothers do this especially you with large membership?