Ministry is . . .

a Christian using his or her spiritual gifts for the edification of the church and in service to a lost world. God uniquely gifts his people with abilities in order that his Church may advance. Serving and ministering go together in God’s kingdom.

This section of articles addresses specific ministries of the church while at the same time examining what hindrances may exist in the church that prohibit members from serving. Is a member’s reticence to serve due to a lack of training or a lack of willingness? Does the church have a specific plan for ministering in times of death or in other moments of need?

"Each one should use
whatever gift he has received
to serve others,
faithfully administering God’s grace
in its various forms."

1 Peter 4:10 NIV


Rainer, T.S., The Book of Church Growth, Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1993, 77-78

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