In this sermon on effective church leadership structure, we ask how many ministers there are in a Salvation Army corps or church. We are all ministers.
How Many Ministers in the Corps?
How many ministers are there in our corps? Paul says that shepherds and teachers are given to the church not to be the ministers of the church but to equip the ministers of the church.
Pastors and Teachers
Ephesians 4:11 REB
And it is he who has given some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
For centuries, the Church has been led by shepherds and teachers. Mission beyond the walls of the Church wasn’t seen as very important. But that’s only two of the ministry roles outlined by Paul in this passage. Paul says that Christ also gave the Church apostles, prophets and evangelists.
This corps needs apostles. It needs people who are thinking about the future. It needs prophets. Those who know what God’s will is for our corps. And this corps needs evangelists. Those who just can’t help but tell other people the gospel message.
Be a Part of an Effective Church Leadership Structure
As Paul says, we all have the task of building up the body. If we all do our part, then our corps will grow all by itself.
Let’s commit ourselves to an effective church leadership structure and ask God to send his power upon us.
(Unfortunately, due to a technical error, the live recording of this sermon failed. This is a re-recorded version of the sermon in a studio setting).
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