Sunday, September 24, 2017

Every Member a Minister

Ephesians 4:11-13
Defining a great church requires setting the right criteria.  Today we look at how a church can apply all of its resources through all of its members to serve Christ in the world around us.  To do this we need to see every member as a minister.
A great church is one that boldly worships the risen Christ and effectively performs the ministry of Christ.
Why are we going through this process today?

I. There is a Scriptural Mandate for the Pastor.  Ephesians 4:11-13

The role of the minister has been directed more toward the performance of ministry for the church than the development of the church for ministry.

II. There is a Servant Mandate for the Disciple.  Mark 10:42-45

In God’s chain of authority, the way up is down.

A bond-slave to Christ yields all rights and position to His call on their life.

III. There is a Spiritual Gift for every Believer. I Corinthians 12:4-7; 11

Spiritual gifts are powerful tools of God's design imparted through His Spirit into the lives of His people for the accomplishment of His task.
Every ministry needs those with a variety of gifts for effectiveness in carrying out their purpose.
Ministry Gifts are discovered in encounter with NEED.
·      Motivational Gift – The HEART gift
·      Ministry Gift – The HANDS gift
·      Manifestation Gift – the HOLY gift

IV. There is a Special Place for every Servant.  Colossians 3:23-24

Every individual has a Circle of Influence that becomes their ministry field. 

Together we can make a difference!

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