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Church members must be empowered for ministry. The scriptures state plainly that each member of the body of Christ has been given a special gift for ministry which, when utilized properly, builds up the church.
Every Believer lays the foundation to begin guiding members into understanding the New Testament principle of the priesthood of all believers. It provides a biblical framework to not only teach the importance of spiritual gifts in the body of Christ, but also the importance of using one’s gifts and not falling into the trap of consumer religion.
If you are a member who has either not found a niche in which to be involved or you feel drained because you are in a place of ministry that doesn’t really match your gifts or you are one of the few faithful members carrying most of the responsibilities in your local church, then it is time to engage more people in an active relationship with Christ and encourage the involvement of every believer. (part of the iFollow series)
About the Author
Monte Sahlin has served as a pastor, community organizer and church administrator. For several decades he has devoted much of his work to research, producing 21 books and more than 100 reports. He is an adjunct faculty member in the urban studies department at Eastern University and in the Doctor of Ministry program at Andrews University. He is a senior consultant for the Center for Creative Ministry and executive secretary of the multi-faith Congregational Studies Partnership based at Hartford Seminary.