A) What’s the purpose of church leaders (for example, a pastor?)
Ephesians 4:12 says that it is “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” (NEB) (“Saints” are ordinary Christ-followers (not super-duper ones).
B) What’s the most effective way to equip everyday Christ-followers to minister to one another and to nonbelievers? Hands-on practice–let them learn by doing.
C) What’s the best way to give ordinary Christ-followers hands-on practice in ministering to one another? Give them the time and the freedom during the Sunday worship service (and other church meetings) to hear and obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit by sharing testimonies, prayers, gifts of the Spirit, exhortations, words of encouragement, short teachings, Scriptures, insights, etc.
For more information, here’s a challenge to pastors: Pastor Challenge for 2015.
Come see the ABCs of Church Leadership in “Action Because of Christ’s promptings” . . . at:
The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207 on Sunday mornings @ 10:45.