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Experts on congregational life tell us that ministry in the next century will depend more on called, trained, and committed lay leadership than it has since the days of the early church. But how will congregations recruit these lay leaders? How will they develop new models for training and equipping them for all the ministries of the church? What will the role of clergy be in adopting this new partnership that Leonard Sweet calls "ancient-future ministry"? Equipping the Saints seeks to help congregational leaders answer these and other questions related to mobilizing lay ministry in the years ahead. The chapters include: "Shall We Abolish the Clergy or the Laity?" by Michael Christensen; "Team Building Through Spiritual Gifts" by Brian Bauknight; "The Loss and Recovery of the Biblical Basis for Ministry" by Russell Moy; "Out of the Pew, Into the World" by Jessica Moffat; "The Seeker Service in the Mainline Church" by Eric Park; "Circuit Riding in the 21st Century" by Rob Duncan; and, "Life Together: Reclaiming the Ministry of Small Groups" by Christine Anderson. Key Features: * Responds to emerging trends that promise to be determinative of the shape of ministry in the next century * Addresses an important practical need in congregations * Offers help in formulating new models for congregational ministry Key Benefits: * Readers will understand the important emerging need for called, trained, and committed laypersons to engage in ministry * Readers will learn how to recruit and train lay leaders * Readers will identify a new model of clergy/lay ministry partnership
Equipping The Saints is based on Ephesians 4:12, and designed to be a devotional for spiritual growth for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, and Ministry preparation. It is also meant to assist the reader in being a minister of reconciliation for the Lord Jesus Christ, to a lost and dying world.
We are now at the time when believers have to be equipped and released to go into "all the world"— homes, communities, corporate offices, educational institutions, government establishments—demonstrating the works of Jesus Christ: moving in apostolic power, speaking the prophetic Word of the Lord, healing the sick, casting out devils, working miracles and impacting lives with the Gospel. It is no longer a time for believers to be warming their cushioned seats or just for leaders to be doing the work of the ministry. All God's people must be empowered to accomplish God's will on earth. As Christian ministers, it is our responsibility to make this happen. It is not about us. It is about them—the Saints—God's people! Learn how to be in the center of God's present move on the earth to equip and release every child of God to be a minister of God, so that Christ can return for a Body that is strong, whole and without spot or wrinkle! Watch our online Sunday Church service live stream every Sunday at 10:30am (Indian Time, GMT+5:30). Spirit filled, anointed worship, Word and ministry for healing, miracles and deliverance. YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/allpeopleschurchbangalore WEBSITE: https://apcwo.org/live Our other websites and free resources: CHURCH: https://apcwo.org FREE SERMONS: https://apcwo.org/sermons FREE BOOKS: https://apcwo.org/books DAILY DEVOTIONALS: https://apcwo.org/resources/daily-devotional JESUS CHRIST: https://examiningjesus.com BIBLE COLLEGE: https://apcbiblecollege.org E-LEARNING: https://apcbiblecollege.org/elearn COUNSELING: https://chrysalislife.org MUSIC: https://apcmusic.org MINISTERS FELLOWSHIP: https://pamfi.org CHURCH APP: https://apcwo.org/app CHURCHES: https://apcwo.org/ministries/churches This book may be freely used by individuals, small groups, churches, and ministries, for non-commercial purposes. These are not to be sold and must be distributed freely.
Equipping the Saints Series is for those who want to become mature saints and leaders in the body of Christ.All believers are ONE regardless of our denominations, ministries, house of prayers etc. Therefore, we must live in Unity of our Faith in Christ and afterwards begin to build the saints through the gifts of the five-fold ministry.Equipping the Saints Series Book 1 Evangelism gives us the basic teachings and simple principles of Evangelism. With Evangelism made Simple, all the saints can go out to win souls.
Equipping the Saints is a study guide that uses scripture to teach the student the basic orthodox doctrines of Christianity. This study guide is great for individuals and group study. The study guide will take you through a 15 week in depth look at basic doctrines of our faith. Equipping the Saints is important for the new believer and the mature saint alike. We never out grow learning more about God.
Every church has far more work than any one person can do. Even a team of professionals is not enough. The New Testament solution was for every member to be a minister. Though the priesthood of all believers was a key idea in the Reformation, it is little practised today. Following secular models, churches usually organize around the clergy, who are paid by the laity to do the ministry. Paul Stevens argues that, according to Scripture, the primary task of a Christian leader is not to do the work but to equip the saints to do it. Exploring new options for pastors, tentmakers and laypeople, this book provides structures and strategies to best equip all the saints for ministry.
The ministry of the Word of God lies at the heart of the equipping ministry. Paul tells the Ephesians that God has given the Church apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastors and teachers in order that they might equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ (Eph. 4.11-12). There is no precedent for seeing a church as having a single minister: truly, all believers in Christ are ministers of the grace of God, and pastors are assigned to equip them. As believers we hold to the universal priesthood of believers (1 Pet. 2.8-9), in the universal ministry of the gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor. 12.1-11), and the universal functioning of the members of the body of Christ (Rom. 12.3-8). This module focuses on the role of Christian leaders to equip the saints through the ministry of preaching and teaching. We first consider the ministry of proclamation (kerygma) and then highlight dimensions of the ministry of teaching (didache). In each section, we carefully define the critical distinctiveness of the ministries respectively, noting their differences and similarities in nurturing the body of Christ. We explore both as seen in Jesus' and the apostles' work, and examine the elements involved in the call to preach and to teach. We pay careful attention to the role that character plays in both, and highlight the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the equipping ministries together. We close our study by providing the tried method for effective preaching and teaching, i.e., how to plan, deliver, and follow up the Word preached and taught. As communicators of the Word of God, we must first establish contact with hearers, communicate the content of the Word clearly and boldly, and make connections with the truth of the message and the lives of the audience, proclaiming all in dependence on the Holy Spirit. This is the Student Workbook for TUMI's Capstone Module 15 English course, The Equipping Ministry, which is one of 16 modules in the Capstone Curriculum. This book is intended to be purchased by TUMI satellites, mentors, or site coordinators for use within a TUMI Satellite. The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) is a ministry of World Impact, Inc. TUMI Satellites are a part of the TUMI Network, where leaders are developed in the local church using TUMI's curriculum and training system.