Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Work of a Minister

I think the most important statement in the Bible on the nature of pastoral ministry has got to be Ephesians 4:11-12,

"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ..."

The job of a pastor isn't to do all the ministry; it's to equip every Christian to do ministry.

I wonder how that reality ought to affect the pastor's schedule?

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