OUR PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY
Our philosophy of ministry can be traced back to Ephesians 4:11-13. The apostle Paul under inspiration and the guidance of the Holy Spirit spoke to the young Ephesian church, telling them that God gave them leadership for the purpose of preparing “them” for “works of service, so that the body of Christ, (the Church), may be built up.”
We believe that God gives us leaders in the church to help “prepare” and “equip” God’s people to do the work of building up the body of Christ in various ways. This task is too great for just one or two professionally trained “clergy”. For the Church to work the way God intended, everyone must “pull their weight” and do their part, for the Church to be built up.
The apostle Peter said it this way: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1Peter 4:10) One of the great benefits of being a member of a small – mid size church is that there is plenty of opportunities to use your gifts and talents in the local Church.
Returning to the Epistle to the Ephesians, (Chapter 2:10) it states that we are literally chosen by God and “handcrafted” by Him, His “workmanship”. It begs the question, “Why?” The answer, “To do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”